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Frank Ponta inducted into Aust. Paralympic Hall of Fame

Frank Ponta, the man widely considered the father figure of the Australian wheelchair basketball program has been inducted into the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame.

Rollers return from Inter Tournament of Champions

The Australian men’s national wheelchair team, the Rollers, have finished the International Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, USA, with a three wins from their seven matches.

Rollers depart for Tournament of Champions

The Australian Rollers left for the United States at the weekend to take part in a tournament in preparation for the Asia Oceania Zone Championships in Korea in November — the two best teams from that tournament qualifying for the 2012 London Paralympics.

Rollers complete clean sweep in Tri Series

The Australian Rollers have defeated South Africa in the final game of the Tri Series Tournament, with an 81-53 victory, this morning at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Netherlands hold off South Africa

The Netherlands have defeated South Africa 66-49 in the Tri Series Tournament this afternoon at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

WNWBL action hits Perth this weekend

Round 2 of the 2011 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League kicks off tonight at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Perth, with the match between the To Be Active Western Stars and the Stacks Goudkamp Bears, the first of 10 games to be played this weekend.

Netherlands fall short of Rollers once more

The Australian Rollers have defeated the Netherlands for the second time in 24 hours, accounting for the visitors 69-54 in game six of the Tri Series Tournament this morning at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Rollers hold on, stay undefeated in Tri Series

The Australian Rollers have held off the Netherlands to continue their unbeaten run in the Tri Series Tournament with an 80-72 victory last night at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Netherlands bounce back to beat South Africa

The Netherlands have rebounded from yesterday’s three point loss to the Australian Rollers in the Tri Series Tournament by accounting for South Africa 88-47, this afternoon at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Rollers too strong for South Africa

The Australian Rollers have continued their impressive form in the Tri Series Tournament recording their third-consecutive victory with a 91-49 win over the South African national wheelchair team this morning at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Rollers hand Netherlands first loss in Game 2

The Australian Rollers have handed the Netherlands wheelchair basketball team the first defeat of their Australian tour, accounting for them 58-55 in a thrilling second game of the Tri Series Tournament this afternoon at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Rollers begin Tri Series Tournament in style

The Australian national wheelchair basketball team the Rollers, were too strong for the visiting South African national team in game one of the Tri Series Tournament, winning 87-44 at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra this morning.

Tri Series Wheelchair action rolls into Canberra this week

The on-court action begins with a double-header on Tuesday at AIS Training Hall in Canberra when the Australian Rollers take on South Africa at 10.30am, before backing up to face the Netherlands at 4.30pm.

Netherlands defeat Razorbacks in final Sydney clash

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team have rounded out their week long training camp in Sydney with their third-consecutive victory of the week, recording an 108-61 victory against the Nova Employment Sydney Razorbacks on Sunday.

Netherlands defeat Wollongong Roller Hawks

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team have continued to build form during their week long training camp in Sydney, recording their second victory of the week with an 83-67 victory against the Wollongong Roller Hawks at Shellharbour Stadium overnight.

Netherlands defeat NSWIS wheelchair team

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team have begun their week long training camp in Sydney, with a 65-55 victory against the NSW Institute of Sport at Bankstown Stadium overnight.

Netherlands take on local wheelchair teams

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team are in Sydney this week for a camp and will take on local wheelchair teams.

Paralympic basketball legend Frank Ponta passes away

Basketball Australia offer their condolences to the family and friends of Paralympic legend Frank Ponta, 75, widely considered the father figure of the Australian wheelchair basketball program, who passed away overnight.