Rollers: Treseder heads to GB

Rollers: Treseder heads to GB

Murray Treseder has been appointed Head coach of the Great Britain men’s wheelchair basketball team. Up until the recent announcement, Treseder was the Head Coach of the Australian men's wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, since 2001. Australia is ranked number

Murray Treseder has been appointed Head coach of the Great Britain men’s wheelchair basketball team.

Up until the recent announcement, Treseder was the Head Coach of the Australian men's wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, since 2001.

Australia is ranked number 2 in the world in men’s wheelchair basketball, while Great Britain have not been out of the top five at a major championship for the last 13 years.

“We thank Murray for the contribution he has made to wheelchair basketball and, in particular, the Rollers,” Australian Paralympic Chief Executive Darren Peters said.

“It is a credit to his coaching and the Australian wheelchair basketball program that he has been offered such a prestigious position in Great Britain. He goes with our best wishes for his new team.”

Treseder formerly led the Rollers to a silver medal at the 2004 Paralympic Games and a bronze medal at the 2006 world wheelchair basketball championship in Amsterdam.

He has also been the National Intensive Training Centre Program (NITCP) Head Coach for Western Australian for many years and has coached 99 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) games.

Murray has made a great contribution to basketball at many different levels in Australia,” Basketball Australia Chief Executive Scott Derwin said

His work in the NITCP program has been outstanding in WA and we thank him for this work, as well as his contribution to the wheelchair program and the WNBL.

It is hoped that the elite, professional culture that Treseder brought to the Australian wheelchair basketball program will continue in his absence.