NWBL: Finals action lights up this weekend

NWBL: Finals action lights up this weekend

The National Wheelchair Basketball League hosts their final series this weekend at the Sydney Uni Sports and Aquatic Centre.

It has been a hard-fought season with triple champions Perth Wheelcats taking the minor premiership by just two points from the Wollongong Roller Hawks.

Wenty Leagues WheelKings finished third, just two points behind the Roller Hawks and the Sydney Razorbacks snuck into the top four, earning their semi finals spot over the Dandenong Rangers on points differential.

Go to the official website for more information www.nwbl.basketball.net.au

You can follow all the games with LIVE STATS.


Friday 11 September:     Semi Final 1 – 8.30pm Perth v Wollongong
Saturday 12 September: Semi Final 2 – 11.00am Wenty Leagues v Sydney
                                      Preliminary Final – 7.00pm Loser Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2
Sunday 13 September:  3rd Place Playoff – 10.30am Loser Semi Final 2 v Loser Preliminary Final
                                    Grand Final – 1.00pm Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Preliminary Final

Admission Prices

There are 4 sessions:

Friday - 8.30pm
Saturday - 11am
Saturday - 7pm
Sunday - 10.30am (and including grand final)

Single Session prices:

Adults - $8
Children (u/15) - $4
Family (2+2) - $20

Weekend Pass (all 4 sessions):

Adults - $20
Children - $10
Family - $50

If you intend to do only 1 or 2 sessions, single prices are best. If you want to do 3 or 4 sessions, a Weekend Pass is good value.

Players to Watch

After winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, the Australian Rollers last month won the World Challenge in Sydney against the best from Canada, Great Britain and Japan. Almost all of the Rollers will now be representing their clubs in the NWBL finals:

Perth Wheelcats - Justin Eveson, Shaun Norris and Michael Hartnett, plus Abdi Jama from Great Britain

Wollongong Roller Hawks - Brett Stibners, plus Yvon Rouillard from Canada

Wenty Leagues WheelKings - Bill Latham and Jeremy Doyle, plus Jon Pollock from Great Britain

West Sydney Razorbacks - Troy Sachs, Nick Taylor, John McPhail and Colin Smith

It is a very exciting weekend and we hope to see you there to enjoy the very best of wheelchair basketball!

Story courtesy of www.nwbl.basketball.net.au

 Photo courtesy of Rev. William A Stewart (www.pbase.com/wrs864)