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Australian Gliders named for Tokyo Paralympic team.

Almost a decade after achieving a Silver medal status at the 2012 London Paralympics, the final 12-strong Australian Gliders squad headed for Tokyo has been announced by Paralympics Australia earlier today.

2021 NWBL TIPS OFF THIS WEEKEND IN THE ILLAWARRA

The country’s finest athletes and aspiring Tokyo 2020 Paralympians will converge on the Illawarra (NSW) this weekend for Round One of the 2021 National Wheelchair Basketball League.

2021 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE FIXTURE UNVEILED

The fixture for the 2021 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) has been released, with the season to tip off the weekend of 28 – 30 May.

Basketball Australia Statement on the 2020 Wheelchair Basketball League Seasons

Basketball Australia, in consultation with the Wheelchair National League Clubs, has determined the National Wheelchair Leagues will not proceed in 2020.

3x3 Community Hustle –Come and Try Wheelchair Basketball Sessions

It's time to HUSTLE FOR YOUR 30 with the Darwin Basketball Association!

Three new Directors join Paralympics Australia Board

Paralympics Australia’s Board of Directors will expand to nine members after President Jock O’Callaghan today announced three new appointments.

Shawn Russell – Defying all odds

Shawn Russell, known as ‘The Huss’, began playing wheelchair basketball in 2003 and now at the age of 32 says he has never looked back. Since first touching a basketball, Russell has gone onto become a squad member for the Australian Rollers Wheelchair basketball team and a Paralympic athlete, representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Games.

Wheelchair Basketball Leagues – COVID-19 Update

Basketball Australia statement regarding the Wheelchair Basketball Leagues in the wake of COVID-19.

The Australian Rollers win Gold at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Rollers have won gold at the AOZ Championships defeating Korea by 17 points.

The Australian Gliders achieve Silver at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Gliders have achieved a silver medal at the AOZ Championships and having defeated Japan in the semi-final have officially qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The Australian Rollers to play in Gold Medal Match

SEMI-FINAL – AUS v IRI

The Australian Rollers have defeated Iran by 12 points in the AOZ Championship semi-final to secure themselves a spot in the gold medal match later today.  

The Australian Gliders qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

SEMI-FINAL – AUS v JAP

The Australian Gliders have defeated Japan by 12 points securing themselves a spot in the gold medal match and more importantly a qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The Australian Rollers secure a dominant 52-point win over Malaysia

QUARTER FINAL – AUS v MAL

The Australian Rollers have secured themselves a spot in the AOZ Championship semi-finals defeating Malaysia by a huge 52 points.

The Australian Gliders suffer disappointing loss to China

GAME 4 – AUS v CHI

The Australian Gliders have failed to defeat China in game four of the AOZ Championships going down by 31 points.

The Australian Rollers fall to Japan in thriller

GAME 5 – AUS v JAP
The Australian Rollers have been challenged by a strong Japan side who have come from behind to defeat the Australians by just three points in game five of the AOZ Championships.  

The Australian Gliders defeat Japan for the second time at the AOZ Championships

GAME 3 – AUS v JAP
The Australian Gliders have made a strong comeback to defeat Japan 58-55 in their third game at the AOZ Championships.

The Australian Rollers Stay Undefeated in Thailand

GAME 4 – AUS v CHI
The Australian Rollers have stayed undefeated with a 21-point win over China at the AOZ Championships.

The Australian Rollers Defeat Iran at the AOZ Championships

The Australian Rollers have continued their winning streak in Thailand, defeating Iran by 23 points.