Deaf Basketball Australia name 'Goanna' team

Deaf Basketball Australia name 'Goanna' team

Deaf Basketball Australia, is proud to announce the Australian men's deaf basketball team, The Goannas, who will participate in the 7th Asia Pacific Deaf Games. The tournament will be held in Seoul, South Korea from the 26th May to 2nd June 2012.

The team will be the first men's team to represent Australia since the 2007 World Championship in Guangzhou, China, and consists of seven players making their international debut at the games.

The team, led by coach Matthew Dunstan is the future of the sport in Australia, with seven players aged under twenty-three.

"It is an exciting time for deaf basketball in Australia. It has been sometime since the sport has been able to gather a group of dedicated individuals to commit to the demands of international competition,"  said Coach Dunstan.

"It is refreshing to know that we had more athletes fighting for spots than we had places available. The fact that seven of these young men are aged under twenty-three shows the sport will continue to grow and our ongoing representation on the international stage will flourish," he said.

The Goannas Squad

Mark Bilyj Victoria
Sam Cartledge New South Wales
Shane Crick Victoria
Aaron Fitzsimmons © Queensland
Lachlan Jackson New South Wales
Jackson Lakey Victoria
Ben Morrison Victoria
Ken Ramos Victoria
Morgan Williams Queensland
Scott Uttley Western Australia

Head Coach: Matthew Dunstan Victoria
Assistant Coach: Paul Batten Queensland
Manager: Gary McDonald Victoria

For more information on the Asian Pacific Deaf Games, please visit www.seoul2012.com

To find out more information on the Goannas, please contact email garymcdonald58@hotmail.com