Andrew Edmondson OAM is a member of the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers and a two-time Paralympian.
At 13 Andrew was playing Rugby Union for Scots College when he broke his neck in a bodysurfing accident at Sydney’s Coogee Beach. While doing rehab Andrew was introduced to wheelchair rugby. He then went to an Australian Paralympic Committee Come and Try Day and that began his wheelchair rugby career.
At 15 Andrew was playing for NSW and went on to make his national team debut in 2014. Andrew was then selected onto the Steeler’s squad for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games where the team returned home with the gold medal after defeating the United States 59-58 in a tense final.
Following the Rio Games Andrew was awarded the Order of Australia Medal and in 2018 was a member of the Australian team that won silver at the IWRF World Championship in Sydney. Andrew and the Steelers recently secured gold at the 2019 Gangneung IWRF Asia-Oceania Championships, Korea.
Andrew is a member of the Australian Paralympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Games, where he and the Steelers will look to defend their gold medal.