Belgium

Team Photo

Team Belgium is the only national team at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships that doubles as a club team. Because the country is so small, the team is able to practice together every week, giving them unmatched chemistry. One athlete on Team Belgium will be pulling double duty; Bob Vanacker is not only an athlete, he’s also the head coach.

Team Highlights

1998: 8th – World Championships, Toronto, CAN
2002: 4th – World Championships, Gothenberg, SWE
2004: 6th – Paralympics, Athens, GRE
2006: 8th – World Championships, Christchurch, NZL
 

Game Schedule and Results

Game Court Date Teams Results Stats
Game 6 2 Sep. 21, 5:00 pm BEL vs POL BEL 51 - POL 39 Download
Game 11 1 Sep. 22, 5:00 pm BEL vs NZL BEL 53 - NZL 45 Download
Game 16 2 Sep. 23, 9:30 am BEL vs ARG BEL 80 - ARG 32 Download
Game 20 2 Sep. 23, 5:00 pm BEL vs JPN BEL 59 - JPN 60 Download
Game 23 1 Sep. 24, 9:30 am AUS vs BEL AUS 67 - BEL 41 Download
Game 33 1 Sep. 25, 12:00 pm BEL vs GBR BEL 39 - GBR 54 Download
Game 39 1 Sep. 26, 9:00 am POL vs BEL POL 42 - BEL 52 Download

Team Roster

Ludwig Budeners

Ludwig Budeners
Athlete Photo
39
3.0
Tongeren, BEL
Hasselt, BEL
1997
His nickname is "Buddy."

Peter Genyn

Peter Genyn
Athlete Photo
34
2.0
Brasschaat, BEL
Kalmthout, BEL
1997
His nickname is Junior

Guus Janssens

Guus Janssens
Athlete Photo
26
0.5
Dilbeek, BEL
Dilbeek, BEL
2009
His favourite movie is "Avatar."

Lars Mertens

Lars Mertens
Athlete Photo
23
3.5
Neerpelt, BEL
Overpelt, BEL
2004
He played wheelchair basketball before beginning wheelchair rugby.

Bob Vanacker

Bob Vanacker
Athlete Photo
#7 Captain
40
2.5
Oostende, BEL
Bredene, BEL
1997
Not only is he a player, but he's also the coach of Team Belgium.

Ronald Verhaegen

Ronald Verhaegen
Athlete Photo
44
1.5
Mechelen, BEL
Tremeloo, BEL
1997
His nickname is "Chico."

Frederic Windley

Frederic Windley
Athlete Photo
24
0.5
Brasschaat, BEL
Brasschaat, BEL
2009
His favourite movie is "The Dark Knight" and his favourite TV show is "How I Met Your Mother."