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Basketball Australia Statement on Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Eligibility Rulings

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has classified two Australian athletes as ineligible to play in IWBF competitions following results from the first phase of ongoing assessments for athlete eligibility, adhering to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Code.

Photograph taken by Lynda Spicer

Teisha Shadwell – Living the Green and Gold Dream

Teisha Shadwell began her basketball career like many others, following in the footsteps of her older siblings. She worked her way from domestic under 8’s to representative under 14’s playing in the top team for her club and even taking home the gold at the National Championships.

Paralympic Update – A message from our CEO

We are experiencing unprecedented times globally and in our sport of Basketball we have been working with all areas of the sport across Australia to ensure we are making decisions that protect the health and safety of the community, our participants and athletes. 

The Australian Gliders achieve Silver at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Gliders have achieved a silver medal at the AOZ Championships and having defeated Japan in the semi-final have officially qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The Australian Gliders qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

SEMI-FINAL – AUS v JAP

The Australian Gliders have defeated Japan by 12 points securing themselves a spot in the gold medal match and more importantly a qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The Australian Gliders defeat Japan for the second time at the AOZ Championships

GAME 3 – AUS v JAP
The Australian Gliders have made a strong comeback to defeat Japan 58-55 in their third game at the AOZ Championships.

The Australian Rollers Defeat Iran at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Rollers have continued their winning streak in Thailand, defeating Iran by 23 points.

The Australian Gliders Defeat Japan at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Gliders have secured one win and one loss in the first two days of competition at the 2019 Asia Oceania Championships in Thailand.

Free Wheelchair Basketball Clinics to be held in Geelong and Warrnambool

Basketball Australia, along with Basketball Victoria, will be holding free wheelchair basketball clinics in Geelong and Warrnambool on December 2 and 3.

Australian Gliders Ready For Tokyo 2020 Paralympic AOZ Qualifying Tournament

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Australian Gliders team for the 2019 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championships to be held in Pattaya, Thailand from November 27 to December 8, 2019.

Gliders lose to Japan in heartbreaking fashion

TOKYO - Sunday proved to be the Gliders best performance in their tour of Japan, though it ended in devastating fashion, as a clutch shot from the hosts with four seconds left sunk the Australians, 59-58.

Tough third quarter hurts Gliders in loss to Japan

TOKYO - In what was a tight contest for three of the four quarters, it was the third that spelled doom for the Gliders in their 62-48 loss to Japan on Saturday.

Gliders lose game two in Tokyo

Tokyo - The Australian Gliders put in a solid performance through three quarters, before a dominant fourth from Japan saw a final score of 56-38.

ROLLERS & GLIDERS TEAMS SELECTED FOR MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CUP

The Australian Gliders and Rollers teams have been selected ahead of the Mitsubishi Electric World Challenge Cup tournament to be held in Tokyo, Japan from August 29th to 1st September.

GLIDERS COMPLETE INTERNATIONAL SERIES VS. USA

The Australian Gliders have completed a six-game international series against the USA at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence while also taking part in the country's first 3x3 international wheelchair basketball tournament.

GLIDERS HIT MIDWAY POINT OF USA INTERNATIONAL SERIES

The Australian Gliders are midway through their six-game international series against the USA national team who they are hosting at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence.

GLIDERS NAME SQUAD TO HOST USA IN INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY TOURNAMENT

The Australian Gliders have named their squad to host the USA women’s wheelchair basketball team over a six-game international series at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence from June 26 – July 5.

BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOME LAUREN JACKSON AND TAL KARP

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Jackson AO as the new Head of Women in Basketball.