Shae Graham will become the first female to represent Australia in wheelchair rugby at a major international event.
She will make her debut at the Four Nations next month in Alabama.
Wheelchair rugby is actually a mixed sport, not something many people would know.
The squad of 12 was named on Wednesday with Graham, who is a librarian from Melbourne being included in the team for her immense progress over the past 12 months.
“Shae now has a massive opportunity to cement her place in the Australian team and we’re really looking forward to seeing what she can do at this tournament,” Dubberley told Paralympics Australia.
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“Tokyo 2020 [the Paralympic Games] is obviously a huge goal for her and she’s definitely a good chance but she is on a steep learning curve, being relatively new to our high performance program and we still need to see some improvement in parts of her game.”
Graham is one of the inexperienced members in the Steelers team which will face reigning world champions Japan, the USA and Great Britain.
Australia, who are ranked number one, will be seeking redemption for their one-point World Championship loss when they come up against Japan.
The Four Nations tournament is contested from May 22-25 in Birmingham, Alabama.