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COMEBACK VICTORY OVER TURKEY SECURES SECOND STRAIGHT WIN FOR ROLLERS AT RIO 2016

The Australian Rollers have made it two from two in the group stage of the 2016 Rio Paralympics, coming from behind in the final term against Turkey to secure a 62-60 victory and move closer to taking top spot in Group A.

ROLLERS OFF TO PERFECT START IN RIO WITH OPENING WIN AGAINST NETHERLANDS

The Australian Rollers have started the 2016 Paralympic Games in style, defeating the Netherlands 70-50 in their opening game of the group stage.

ROLLERS COACH CONTINUING THE FAMILY LEGACY AT RIO

Heading into his third Paralympic Games as head coach of the Australian Rollers, Ben Ettridge is continuing a family legacy that began with his father Len over 35 years ago.

BRAD NESS NAMED AS AUSTRALIAN FLAG BEARER FOR RIO 2016 PARALYMPICS

The Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team captain, Brad Ness, will now lead a far bigger sporting contingent out into the arena with the news he will be Flag Bearer for the Rio Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium on Wednesday night (Thursday morning AEST).

EX-ROLLERS COACH MARK WALKER LOOKS BACK ON HIS CAREER AND PREVIEWS RIO

The coach behind the Australian Rollers’ first Paralympic gold medal in 1996 rates the current team as strong favourites to achieve the same at Rio and says the risks for athletes going to Brazil are far outweighed by the hard work each one of them has put in to get there.

AUSSIE ROLLERS HEADED INTO FINAL PRE-RIO CAMP

The Australian Rollers are in Sydney for their final camp before they head to South America for the 2016 Paralympics from September 9-17.

AUSTRALIAN MEN READY FOR REVENGE AT RIO 2016

The pain of losing the London 2012 gold medal final is what will push the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team to glory at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, according to Rollers captain Brad Ness.

HELLOWORLD BOOMERS AND AUSSIE ROLLERS FAREWELL HOME FANS IN STYLE

The helloworld Boomers and Aussie Rollers have repeated their success from Tuesday, sweeping the Farewell Series with another two victories on Thursday night.

GENERAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR FAREWELL SERIES

Following the announcement last week of a Farewell Series for the Australian Boomers and Rollers before they head out to Rio, general admission tickets are now available for the two games at Hisense Arena on Tuesday July 12 and Thursday July 14.

AUSSIES ROLLERS COMPLETE CONTINENTAL CLASH WARM-UP FOR RIO

The Australian Rollers have completed their tour of Great Britain in the Continental Clash, finishing with a 4-1 record with decisions now to be made on the final team of 12 for the Paralympics in September.

AUSTRALIAN ROLLERS NAME TEAM FOR 2016 CONTINENTAL CLASH

Following a successful camp at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence earlier this month, the Australian Rollers have named a team to tour Great Britain for the 2016 Continental Clash from July 2-5.

ROLLERS PARALYMPIC SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

The Australian Rollers can now properly begin preparations for Rio 2016 with the announcement of the dates and times for their pool games.

AUSTRALIAN ROLLERS DRAWN INTO GROUP A FOR 2016 PARALYMPICS

As announced by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation last night, Australia has been drawn into Group A for the 2016 Paralympics which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from September 7-18.

ROLLERS FEBRUARY CAMP FOR LOW POINTERS

The Australian men’s wheelchair team, the Rollers, has headed to Perth for a four-day camp starting today, with 17 lower point classification athletes (1.0 to 3.0) in attendance.

Heartbreak and Elation for Gliders and Rollers at AOZ qualifying tournament

There has been a mixed result at the AOZ Qualifying tournament ahead of the 2016 Paralympics with the Australian Rollers winning the gold medal in the men's competition while the Australian Gliders just missed out on a spot in next year's Paralympics with a heartbreaking loss to China.

Rollers and Gliders a win away from 2016 Paralympic qualificiation

At the AOZ qualifying tournament, the Australian Rollers have advanced to the Semi-Final after defeating Thailand while the Gliders have set up a final clash against China with a spot in the 2016 Paralympics on the line.

Rollers Advance to Quarter-Finals Undefeated at AOZ qualifying tournament

The Australian Rollers have completed a sweep of their pool group matches following a successful outing against Malaysia as they move a step closer to Rio 2016.

Rollers Smash Philippines and Gliders take care of Japan at AOZ qualifying tournament

The Australian Rollers are one win away from sweeping their pool games while the Australian Gliders are back on track with a second victory over Japan in the quest to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics.