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.
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.
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 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).
Basketball Australia has announced the Australian Rollers squad for the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
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.
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 have won gold at the AOZ Championships defeating Korea by 17 points.
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.
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.
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 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.
Basketball Australia, along with Basketball Victoria, will be holding free wheelchair basketball clinics in Geelong and Warrnambool on December 2 and 3.
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 wheelchair basketball travel party has been selected to take part in the Kitakyushu Cup Tournament in Japan from 21 – 24 November.