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Tokyo 2020 Australian Rollers Team Announcement.

Paralympics Australia has today announced the revamped Australian Rollers 12-man squad who are determined to return to the Paralympic podium after a disappointing performance at Rio in 2016.

Rollers and Gliders drawn in strong groups for Tokyo 2020

With a little over 100 days to go, Australia’s men’s and women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams now know who they will meet in the preliminary stage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

2021 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE FIXTURE UNVEILED

The fixture for the 2021 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) has been released, with the season to tip off the weekend of 28 – 30 May.

Rollers ramp up preparation for Tokyo 2021

The Australian senior men’s Wheelchair Basketball team, the Rollers, will ramp up their preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games when they assemble in Canberra for a weeklong camp.

CRAIG FRIDAY APPOINTED DUAL HEAD COACH AUSTRALIAN GLIDERS AND ROLLERS

Basketball Australia has appointed Craig Friday as the head coach of both Australia’s senior men’s and women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams for 2021.

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.