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Hornets dominate round 1 WNWBL action

Sydney's Hills Hornets again look to be the team to beat in this year's Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) after clean sweeping the opening round in Brisbane over the weekend. The defending champions recorded two dominate wins over the

Gliders headline Wheelchair finals action

The finals for the 2007 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) will be played at the Knox Basketball Stadium in Melbourne this weekend following the completion of the home and away season. The Hills Hornets (NSW), Goudkamp Gladiators (NSW) and

Gliders claim Silver

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, were tonight narrowly defeated 55-53 in the Gold Medal game of the Four-Nations Friendly tournament held in Bankstown, Sydney this week. Australia, World and Paralympic Champions Canada, World Number three Germany and

Gliders progress to Gold Medal Game

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, have qualified for the gold medal game at the four-nation Wheelchair friendly tournament in Bankstown, Sydney tonight after defeating Japan 47-35. Australia, World and Paralympic Champions Canada, World Number three Germany and

Gliders beat Japan, win Oceania

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, won the 2007 Asia Oceania Wheelchair Qualification Tournament in Bankstown, Sydney tonight following a nail biting 52-49 win over Japan. Australia, Japan and New Zealand completed the double round robin Qualification Tournament tonight,

Record set at Wheelchair tournament tonight

Japanese Wheelchair basketball player Amimoto Mari set a world record at the Asia Oceania Wheelchair Qualification Tournament in Bankstown, Sydney tonight. Mari scored a record high 38 points in Japan’s 77-64 win over World Number three Germany. Playing the full

Gliders lose by a point to World and Paralympic Champions

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair team, the Gliders, were tonight defeated 58-57 by World and Paralympic Champions Canada at the Four-Nations Friendly Tournament in Bankstown, Sydney tonight. The Gliders yesterday qualified for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics after defeating New Zealand twice

Gliders qualify for Beijing Paralympics

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, have tonight qualified for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics after defeating New Zealand 76-2 at the Asia Oceania Zone Qualification tournament in Bankstown, Sydney. The dominant 74-point win follows the Gliders strong wins over

NWBL names 2007 life members

The National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) is pleased to announce that the following persons were elected as NWBL Life Members on Thursday, April 12 during the Annual Council Meeting. Troy Andrew               Adelaide Thunder Ross Dewell                 NSW David Gould                Adelaide Thunder

Gliders girls go back-to-back

Two members of Australia’s Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, the Gliders, have won back-to-back national wheelchair championships with the University of Illinois in the United States collegiate competition. Victorian born duo Shelley Chaplin and Kathleen O'Kelly-Kennedy, both on sporting scholarships with

Basketball scoops Awards

Basketball Australia would like to extend its heartiest and most sincere congratulations to Jan Stirling, Sally Duncan and the world champion defencejobs Opals team for receiving Australian Sport Awards last night at a star-studded black tie event held at the Crown

Gliders claim silver in Osaka: complete tour recap

Gliders claim silver in Osaka: complete tour recap Tesch named to All-Star Five Liesl Tesch, the Captain of the Australian women’s wheelchair basketball team, has been honoured with selection to the All-Star Five of the Osaka Cup tournament which concluded

Gliders set for Osaka Cup

Gliders set for Osaka Cup The Australian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (the Gliders) held a camp in Sydney last weekend to mark the beginning of preparations for their Beijing Paralympics campaign. Sixteen enthusiastic athletes, including two development athletes, converged on

Gender equality on agenda

Gender equality on agenda Following the recent Senate Report titled About Time! Women in Sport and Recreation in Australia, the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) is seeking further information and solutions to key issues raised in the report. With