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The commissioner’s office has imposed a suspension on Barney Koneferenisi, an international player from New Zealand, due to violation of the USQRA code of conduct.
Mr. Koneferenisi played with Milwaukee Iron in the 2014/2015 season. The team sent him home after confronting him about multiple larcenies. During my investigation, it was determined that this player has a history of this type of behavior (at home) and he confessed to the charges of which he was accused.
Mr. Koneferenisi is currently suspended from the New Zealand program. Internationals players who are suspended by their own leagues/programs will not be allowed to play in the USQRA while they are suspended.
When the New Zealand suspension is complete, Mr. Koneferenisi will begin a 1 year suspension from the USQRA.
I do not have the authority to require return of thieved items. I do, however, recommend that any team who considers adding this player to their roster speak with Milwaukee before doing so. While Mr. Koneferenisi displayed a great deal of remorse, I believe that genuine contrition requires reparations.
EWAF New York Warriors have been fined $200 for forcing a schedule change at the Atlantic Sectional tournament, per Article VI, Section 6 of the USQRA ByLaws:
“Any schedule change to accommodate a team in the postseason must be approved by the Host Team, RAC and the Commissioner. If approved, the team involved will pay a $200.00 fee to be divided by the league and the Host.”
The teams transfering this year are:
Texas to the Pacific
TIRR to the Atlantic South
Denver to the Atlantic North
North Texas to the Heartland
U of A to the Heartland
The USQRA is proud to announce the awarding of the 2012 and 2013 national championships have gone to Louisville Kentucky. The two-year contract brings the championship back for an unprecedented 7th and 8th year to the bluegrass state.
Tournament director Jill Farmer has promised an even more robust championship than in years past. Given previous reviews it will be hard to top all of the gamesmanship on the and off the court. Combined with the lead up to the London Paralympics and the pageantry of the build up to the Kentucky Derby, these championships promise to be filled with excitement and thrills.
The 2012 National Championships are slated for April 27 â€“ 29 2012 and long time sponsor Frazier Rehab will again serve as host for the event. For more information check back here in the early fall.
<p>The Force and USA Wheelchair Rugby are pleased to announce the list of the attendees for the 2011 - 2013 team. "These athletes represent the future of USA international players" said USA Wheelchair Rugby coach James Gumbert. "The hope is to continue and build upon the successes of previous teams and expand them to challenge even more areas of competition and development" he said.<br />
Click 'Read more' to see a list of those attending.</p>
|PRESS RELEASE - Nielsen Grant pass-thru recipients||4 teams have been chosen to receive a $10,000 grant provided by the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation||USQRA-Neilsen Press Release FINAL.pdf||105.01 KB|
|2015 Nationals Schedule||2015 Nationals Schedule||2015 Nationals Game Schedule.pdf||77.31 KB|
|2012-2013 Transfers||A list of all 2012-13 transfers and why they were approved or denied.||2012 Transfers - Copy of Sheet1 (2).pdf||44.96 KB|
|Deadlines||Season deadlines 20010-2011||Deadlines10.pdf||103.08 KB|
|Post season bid package, 2010-11||2010-2011 Post Season Bid Package||Post Season Bid Package .doc||312 KB|
|2009 -2010 USQRA wheelchair specification rulings||Details of several rulings on wheelchair specifications and compliance||WheelchairSpecs.pdf||48.67 KB|
|Registration alert||Notice to team reps on pre-registration requirements||Commissioners registration letter.pdf||48.77 KB|
|2008 IWRF Rules||2008 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Rules||Wheelchair Rugby International Rules 2008.pdf||8.25 MB|
|2017 Jan 17 Residence Protest||Residence Protest Results||KIRKLAND Residence Protest RESULTS.pdf||55.37 KB|
|2017 Nationals Press Release||2017 Nationals press release.pdf||85.08 KB|
|Code of Conduct||CodeofConduct.pdf||36.23 KB|
|Constitution and Bylaws||Version 05-09||bylaws0509.pdf||237.97 KB|
|IWRF Classification Manual||2nd edition||IWRF Classification Manual 2nd ed.pdf||394.57 KB|
|IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Rankings, March 1, 2009||IWAS Wheelchair Rugby â€“ Ranking List||World Ranking List - 1 March 2009.pdf||62.45 KB|
|New IWRF rules to be implemented in 2008-09||How the the new IWRF rules will be implemented in the 2008-2009 season||newrules.txt||2.02 KB|