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AUSTRALIAN ROLLERS TO HOST EXHIBITION GAME IN DARWIN

Australian and Darwin-based wheelchair basketball superstars Clarence McCarthy-Grogan and Tom O’Neill-Thorne are hosting an exhibition match to showcase their sport and the Darwin Basketball Association (DBA).

The 2021 Tokyo Paralympics Rollers Squad Announced

Basketball Australia has announced the Australian Rollers squad for the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Shawn Russell – Defying all odds

Shawn Russell, known as ‘The Huss’, began playing wheelchair basketball in 2003 and now at the age of 32 says he has never looked back. Since first touching a basketball, Russell has gone onto become a squad member for the Australian Rollers Wheelchair basketball team and a Paralympic athlete, representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Games.

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 Rollers win Gold at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Rollers have won gold at the AOZ Championships defeating Korea by 17 points.

The Australian Rollers to play in Gold Medal Match

SEMI-FINAL – AUS v IRI

The Australian Rollers have defeated Iran by 12 points in the AOZ Championship semi-final to secure themselves a spot in the gold medal match later today.  

The Australian Rollers secure a dominant 52-point win over Malaysia

QUARTER FINAL – AUS v MAL

The Australian Rollers have secured themselves a spot in the AOZ Championship semi-finals defeating Malaysia by a huge 52 points.

The Australian Rollers fall to Japan in thriller

GAME 5 – AUS v JAP
The Australian Rollers have been challenged by a strong Japan side who have come from behind to defeat the Australians by just three points in game five of the AOZ Championships.  

The Australian Rollers Stay Undefeated in Thailand

GAME 4 – AUS v CHI
The Australian Rollers have stayed undefeated with a 21-point win over China at the AOZ Championships.

The Australian Rollers Go Back-to-Back at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Rollers have had a positive start on their road to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, with back-to-back wins against Korea and Thailand at the 2019 Asia Oceania Championships.

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 Rollers Ready For Tokyo 2020 Paralympic AOZ Qualifying Tournament

The Australian Rollers have selected their team for the 2019 Asia-Oceania Championships to be held in Pattaya, Thailand from the 27 November to December 8, 2019.

The Australian Spinners U23 Junior Men travel to the Kitakyushu Cup Tournament in Japan

The Australian Spinners U23 Junior Men wheelchair basketball travel party has been selected to take part in the Kitakyushu Cup Tournament in Japan from 21 – 24 November.

Rollers fall to Iran in Mitsubishi Electric Cup final

Tokyo - It was a tough day at the office for the Australian Rollers, as they were unable to keep pace with a red hot Iran squad, dropping the Mitsubishi Electric Cup final, 84-58

Rollers continue momentum with win over Korea

TOKYO - The Australian Rollers continued their winning form on Saturday night with a comfortable 58-39 win over Korea. Saturday's victory came on the back of a strong performance against the host nation, Japan on Friday.

Rollers rebound with strong performance against Japan

TOKYO - After a scratchy first up performance against Iran, it was a much improved Australian Rollers on both ends of the floor on Friday, leading to a 77-60 win over the host nation, Japan.

Rollers drop Mitsubishi Electric Cup opener to Iran

TOKYO - The Australian Rollers dropped their first game in the Mitsubishi Electric Cup overnight, falling 75-62 to Iran in Tokyo.

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.