Rollers Continue Preparations In WA

Rollers Continue Preparations In WA

The Australian Rollers men’s Wheelchair Basketball are gathered at the Western Australia Basketball Centre as their Road To Rio continues.

This will be the first camp following the July World Championships success, where the Rollers team placed first and won back to back World Championships.

The selected squad of players have already begun the long road to Rio 2016, and this group of 18 athletes will form the core of the Australian Rollers team that will go a long way to representing Basketball Australia at the IWBF Asia Oceania Qualifiers in Chiba, Japan in October 2015.

The player selections are based on performances at the Incheon IWBF World Championships, the player commitment and work ethic in the daily training environment, program performance history, their individual and team performances throughout the 2014 NWBL season and daily reporting to the Athlete Management System.

Rollers Head Coach Ben Ettridge commented on this camp, saying "I’m very excited to get the Rollers group together. This is our first camp since the World Cup, and we have turned our focus on the IWBF AOZ qualifiers in October for this camp.”

The list of the Rollers athletes selected to attend the Basketball Western Australia camp include;

​Shaun Norris - Perth Wheelcats

Justin Eveson - Perth Wheelcats

Tristan Knowles - Victoria

Brad Ness - Red Dust Heelers

Adam Deans - Wollongong Rollerhawks

Tom O’Neill-Thorne - Queensland Spinning Bullets

Michael Hartnett - Perth Wheelcats

Luke Pople - Wollongong Rollerhawks

Josh Allison - Victoria

Nick Taylor - Wollongong Rollerhawks

Michael D’Amelio - Victoria

Michael Auprince - Wollongong Rollerhawks

Shawn Russell - Victoria

Tige Simmons - Queensland Spinning Bullets

Matt McShane - Queensland Spinning Bullets

Andrew Liddawi - Perth Wheelcats

Nick Radovich - Queensland Spinning Bullets

Damon Fent - Victoria

The following overseas Rollers athletes including Jannik Blair (Alabama), Bill Latham (Spain), Sam White (Wisconsin-Whitewater), Jordan Bartley (Alabama) & Ryan Morich (Alabama) will join the chosen squad members at the University of Alabama for a training camp from the 21-28 March.


Rollers Staff

Head Coach - Ben Ettridge

Assistant Coaches - Luke Brennan & Craig Friday

Physiotherapist - Jesse Adams & Ryan Campbell

Physiologists - Jo Vaile & Peta Forsyth

Strength & Conditioning - Adam Wolski

Performance Psychology - Shayne Hanks

National Program Manager - Leigh Gooding