Ettridge to lead Rollers

Ettridge to lead Rollers

Ettridge to lead Rollers Ben Ettridge, the Head Coach of the 2006 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) Champion Perth Wheelcats, has been named as the Head Coach of the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Team, the Rollers. Ettridge replaces Murray Treseder, who

Ettridge to lead Rollers

Ben Ettridge, the Head Coach of the 2006 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) Champion Perth Wheelcats, has been named as the Head Coach of the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Team, the Rollers.

Ettridge replaces Murray Treseder, who was appointed Head Coach of the Great Britain Men’s Wheelchair Team in February.

In May the Rollers will compete in the Arafura Games in Darwin in order to qualify for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

At the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens the Rollers claimed a Silver Medal.

Ettridge is currently the Head Coach of Italian club side Santo Stefano in the premier Italian men’s wheelchair basketball league, Serie A1.

Simultaneously, he is the Coaching Director of the Western Australian Junior Wheelchair Basketball Association, maintaining contact with coaches and players via email and telephone.

It is hoped that his experience in the Italian and European competitions will stand him in great stead for the head coaching position of the Rollers.