Monthly Archives: September 2016

ROLLERS REMAIN PERFECT AT RIO IN PHYSICAL CLASH WITH CANADA

In a physical encounter, Australia have defeated the 2012 Paralympic gold medalists Canada 78-53 to stay on top of Group A over halfway through the pool stage.

COMEBACK VICTORY OVER TURKEY SECURES SECOND STRAIGHT WIN FOR ROLLERS AT RIO 2016

The Australian Rollers have made it two from two in the group stage of the 2016 Rio Paralympics, coming from behind in the final term against Turkey to secure a 62-60 victory and move closer to taking top spot in Group A.

ROLLERS OFF TO PERFECT START IN RIO WITH OPENING WIN AGAINST NETHERLANDS

The Australian Rollers have started the 2016 Paralympic Games in style, defeating the Netherlands 70-50 in their opening game of the group stage.

ROLLERS COACH CONTINUING THE FAMILY LEGACY AT RIO

Heading into his third Paralympic Games as head coach of the Australian Rollers, Ben Ettridge is continuing a family legacy that began with his father Len over 35 years ago.

EMUS AND GEMS TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR SELECTION CAMPS

The Under-19 Australian Emus and Jayco Gems squads have been announced for September camps as the journey towards the U19 FIBA Oceania Qualification tournament begins.

BRAD NESS NAMED AS AUSTRALIAN FLAG BEARER FOR RIO 2016 PARALYMPICS

The Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team captain, Brad Ness, will now lead a far bigger sporting contingent out into the arena with the news he will be Flag Bearer for the Rio Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium on Wednesday night (Thursday morning AEST).

EX-ROLLERS COACH MARK WALKER LOOKS BACK ON HIS CAREER AND PREVIEWS RIO

The coach behind the Australian Rollers’ first Paralympic gold medal in 1996 rates the current team as strong favourites to achieve the same at Rio and says the risks for athletes going to Brazil are far outweighed by the hard work each one of them has put in to get there.

2017 HELLOWORLD U16 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED BY STIRLING SENATORS

For the first time ever, the Stirling Senators will host the Helloworld Under-16 Australian Junior Championships in the City of Joondalup in Western Australia from July 8-15, 2017.

Australia's Winning Edge

Basketball Australia welcomes the announcement today by the Australian Sports Commission to support the continuation of Australia’s Winning Edge strategy.