Vale Natalie Curtis

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Basketball Australia is mourning the loss of Natalie Curtis, a former member of the Australian Basketball Wheelchair Program, who sadly passed away on Sunday 5 February.

We, along with the Gliders national team, send our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and everyone who knew her in the basketball community.

A Queenslander based in Townsville, Curtis worked for the Sporting Wheelies, coaching and training a wheelchair basketball team, and was selected in the 20-person squad ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

She was also an ambassador for the Australian Institute of Sport and advocate for people living with a disability.

The Gliders are currently travelling in Japan for the Osaka Cup and are being offered support.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.