Coloplast Unique Potentials Competition

For the athletes competing at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, the road to Vancouver has been a long one. Before winning a single medal or donning their country's colours for the first time, they spent years learning the game and just trying to keep up with everyone else on the court. Each athlete who competes at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships is supported back home by dozens of other athletes who strive every day in practice to push their game to the next level. To launch the one-month countdown to the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, Coloplast and the 2010WWRC are teaming up to recognize one such up-and-coming athlete with an award of $500.

The Coloplast Unique Potential athlete will possess the unique potential to make it on the international stage. This athlete has been playing for less than four years and is constantly striving to improve his or her game. He or she is a dedicated, coachable athlete who contributes to the wheelchair rugby community and the community at large.

The judges for the Coloplast Unique Potentials will be:

  • Duncan Campbell – One of the five inventors of wheelchair rugby and a long-time advocate of the sport.
  • Brad Mikkelsen – Brought the sport to the USA and currently serves as president of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation.
  • Darin Hurnanen – Coloplast representative.

We’ll announce the winner on the webcast of the gold medal game. In Vancouver, this athlete will hear his or her name announced at halftime. In a few years, however, they may be announced at the starting line-up.

Athlete Eligibility Criteria

  • Has played for less than four years.
  • Shows dedication to training and improving his/her game. (Attends practices and tournaments; completes extra training sessions; seeks advice from others)
  • Is coachable.
  • Is a good teammate both on and off the court.
  • Contributes either to the wheelchair rugby community or to the community at large through volunteer work or other charitable contributions.
  • Shows potential and desire to play at an elite level.
  • Athletes can be from any nation in the world, but the prize will be paid in Canadian funds.


A bursary of $500.

How To Enter

We are accepting entries from athletes worldwide. To enter, please download the nomination form below.

Nomination Form in .docx (Preferred) Download
Nomination Form in .doc Download
Nomination Form in PDF Download


Fill out the form and email it [email protected]. If you downloaded the PDF version, you can type your responses directly into an email.

You can also mail your response to:

BC Wheelchair Sports Association
210-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC, Canada V7B 0A2

We will accept nominations until Sept. 20th. If you choose to send the form by mail, however, please note that entries must be received no later than Sept 20th at 5 pm.


Email [email protected]