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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.

Rollers Remain Undefeated while Gliders Fall Short Against China

The Australian Rollers have won their third consecutive game but the Australian Gliders lost to China at the AOZ qualifying tournament as both teams fight for a spot in the 2016 Paralympics.

Rollers Continue Hot Form at AOZ Qualifying Tournament

The Australian Rollers have won their second consecutive game, defeating Iran 83-56 to improve their chances of finishing atop their pool.

Rollers and Gliders off to perfect starts at AOZ Qualifying Tournament

The Australian men's and women's wheelchair teams have both begun their Asia Oceania Zone (AOZ) Paralympic qualifying tournament in style, defeating Chinese Taipei and Japan respectively on the opening day of competition.


The Australian men's team, the Rollers and the women's team, the Gliders will begin the AOZ tournament on October 10 with the winners advancing to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics.


The 12-player teams for the Australian Rollers and Gliders have been revealed ahead of the Asia Oceania qualifiers in October, from which three mens teams will advance to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games while just one spot is available for the women.

14 World Champions, six Paralympic gold medallists named for Rollers

A squad of 20 players has been named for the Australian Rollers in preparation for the AOZ qualification tournament in Japan from October 7-18.

Report: Emerging Rollers v UAE

The Emerging Rollers finish on a high at the Fazaa Dubai Tournament defeating team UAE 54 to 40.

Report: Emerging Rollers v Thailand

The Emerging Rollers have put up a tough and classy fight against undefeated Thailand at the 7th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Dubai.

Report: Emerging Rollers v Egypt

Emerging Rollers battle hard against a big Egypt line-up going down 79 to 49 at the 7th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Dubai.

Report: Emerging Rollers v Morocco

Check in with our Emerging Rollers at the 7th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Dubai.

Rollers Brad Ness and Ben Ettridge To Lead Free Clinic

Australian Rollers captain Brad Ness and head coach Ben Ettridge, will headline the upcoming “Get Involved” Wheelchair Basketball Clinic in conjunction with the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

Rollers Continue Preparations In WA

The Australian Rollers men’s Wheelchair Basketball are gathered at the Western Australia Basketball Centre as their Road To Rio continues.

Cronau Wins Top Honour at State Awards

National wheelchair basketball representative Shelley Cronau has been named 2014 Sporting Wheelie of the Year at the state disability sports awards hosted by Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association in Brisbane tonight.

Ettridge Earns NSWIS Coach of the Year Honours

Australian Rollers Head Coach Ben Ettridge has been named the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) Coach of the Year, capping off one of the most successful periods in the history of the Senior Men’s Wheelchair Program.

Golden Rollers Return To Tournament Action

After their IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championship gold medal triumph in July, the Australian Rollers return to action this week at the Kitakyushu Champions Cup in Japan.