Becoming a member of a world champion team is what 20-year-old Warragul resident Jayden Warn has been working towards for the past 18 months.
Jayden has been selected as part of the 11-man squad to compete in the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships held in Denmark beginning on August 5. The Australian team has never won a world championship despite winning gold at the 2012 Paralympics.
Jayden is the youngest member of the squad and plays as an offensive ball carrier in a sport that is played on a basketball court and scoring is by carrying the ball across the line at the end of the court. Four players are on the court for each team at the one time.
Jayden said wheelchair rugby was a full contact, fast and physical sport with popping tyres and bent axles a regular occurrence as players crash and bash into each other.