Gliders Continue Rio Preparations In Canberra

Gliders Continue Rio Preparations In Canberra

The Australian Gliders Women’s Wheelchair Basketball will converge on the Australian Institute of Sport next week for a major squad camp. This will be the first major squad camp following the June World Championships, where the Gliders team placed 6th in the World.

The selected squad of players have already begun the long road to Rio 2016, and this group of 17 athletes will form the core of the Australian Gliders team that will go a long way to representing Basketball Australia at the Asia Oceania Qualifiers in Chiba, Japan in October 2015.

Player selections are based on the recent performances at the Toronto IWBF World Championships, their commitment and work in the daily training environment, their individual and team performances throughout the WNWBL season and reporting to the Athlete Management System.

Gliders Head Coach Tom Kyle commented on this camp; “I’m really excited about our camp next week. We have a few new faces that are set to impress plus a number of experienced campaigners from the recent world championships who are keen to get to work to avenge their 6th place finish.”


Mel Adams - Victoria

Laura Baseggio - Victoria

Shelley Chaplin - Victoria

Cobi Crispin - University of Alabama

Shelley Cronau - QLD / Queensland Minecraft Comets

Jess Cronje - NSW / Sydney University Flames

Leanne Del Toso - Victoria

Hannah Dodd - NSW / Sydney University Flames

Kylie Gauci - NSW / Stacks Goudkamp Bears

Georgia Inglis - WA / Be Active Western Stars

Bridie Kean - QLD / Queensland Minecraft Comets

Amber Merritt - WA / Be Active Western Stars

Georgia Munro-Cook - NSW / Stacks Goudkamp Bears

Clare Nott - WA / Be Active Western Stars

Ella Sabljak - QLD / Queensland Minecraft Comets

Sarah Stewart - NSW / Sydney University Flames

Sarah Vinci - WA / Be Active Western Stars

Gliders Team Staff Members

Tom Kyle - Head Coach

David Gould - Assistant Coach

Troy Sachs - Assistant Coach

Anna de Araugo - Physiotherapist

Jo Vaile - Physiologist

Jane Kyle - Team Manager

Geoff Lovell - Performance Psychologist

This AIS camp is the final event for 2014 and will lead the Gliders squad into their next 4 day Australian camp from 12-15th January on the Sunny Coast, providing a good training opportunity and leading into the Sunny Coast Challenge Tournament up in Caloundra, where all team members will compete and take part in tournament play from 16-18th January.