Although 24-year-old Jayden Warn was the youngest member of the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, he kept his inexperience under wraps, scoring 11 goals in just 23 minutes.

His first introduction to wheelchair rugby came five years earlier, after shattering six vertebrae in a car accident the day before his 17th birthday. Eager to follow in the footsteps of the Victorians he would watch train, it did not take Jayden long to establish himself as a future star of the sport, making his international debut at the 2013 New Zealand Nationals in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The following year, in a moment which ranks among the highlights of his still early career, Jayden was a part of the Steelers line-up which won Australia’s first world crown. Competing alongside and against the world’s best at the 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Odense, Denmark, …

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Date of birth
23 May 1994
Wheelchair rugby
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
How acquired
Car accident
Drouin, VIC
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the 2014 IWRF World Championship in Odense, Denmark

Heroes/role models

Russell Coight from All Aussie Adventures


  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 3.0

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