May - June 2009

Australian Athletes with a Disability

Funding Grants

The next round of funding grants will open in August 2009. Further information and
application forms will be available from the AAWD website.

Wheelchair Sports Australia

The 2009 Wheelchair Sports Australia AGM and related meetings will be held in Melbourne in conjunction with the Australian Paralympic Youth Games being held 5-10 October, 2009.

Further information will be made available to member organisations closer to the event.

Sports News

Australian Paralympic Youth Games

Preparations for the Australian Paralympic Youth Games continue for 5-10 October 2009.

For further information, please contact Peter Stewart on 03 9583 4555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. m or visit
www.wsv.org.au/events/australian-paralympic-youth-games.html


Wheelchair Basketball

WNWBL and NWBL

After three rounds of the 2009 WNWBL, the Hills Hornets lead the competition by two points ahead of the Victorian Dandenong Rangers. Round four will be held in Melbourne on 7-9 August.

Three rounds of the 2009 NWBL have been held. Round four will be held on 18-19 July at various locations.

Full results, statistics and further information on the WNWBL are available from the website www.wnwbl.basketball.net.au

For information on the NWBL visit http://nwbl.sports.org.au.

U/23 World Championships

The Australian U/23 Wheelchair Basketball team departed Sydney on 28 June for London where they will play games against Great Britain before heading to Paris for the World Championships being held on 7-15 July. Congratulations to the players selected:

Dylan ALCOTT, VIC
Christopher BARTY, WA
Jannik BLAIR, VIC
Cobi CRISPIN, QLD
Adam DEANS, WA
Bill LATHAM, NSW
John McPHAIL, NSW
Amber MERRITT, WA
Nicholas RADOVICH, WA
Kim ROBINS, WA
Shawn RUSSELL, NSW
Colin SMITH, NSW

Rollers World Challenge

The Rollers World Challenge Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will be held on 29 July to 1 August 2009 at the Sports Centre at Sydney Olympic Park. The gold medalists from the Beijing Paralympic Games, the Rollers will take on Canada (Silver in Beijing), Great Britain (Bronze in Beijing) and Japan.

Further details are available from www.basketball.net.au

Boccia

Boccia National Championships

Cerebral Palsy Boccia Australia held a very successful 2009 national titles hosted by NSW Boccia at Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen May 4-7 and officially opened by The Hon. Kevin Greene, NSW Minister for Sport & Recreation. Thirty-five players from Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas & NZ again raised the standard of the competition. Over a hundred Community Service students at Northern Beaches College of TAFE volunteered to organise and co-ordinate the event and brought an enthusiasm never previously experienced at the competition. One player commented: “The event was electric”.

The students surveyed the 35 athletes on how playing boccia helped them and the most common answers were - boccia widened horizons in being able to represent state and country; competing gives a purpose to succeed; boccia has helped me associate with others and be happier; lives have changed for the better because of boccia; team spirit formed; gained confidence and increased self esteem. While the games were playing the TAFE students helped visiting schools to ‘come & try games’ and hopefully more players will be hooked and we’ll see new faces in the future.

Queensland with most points won the coveted National Shield.

Congratulations to the following players chosen to represent Australia at the 3rd Asia & South Pacific Boccia Champions in August with a total of 12 countries/territories competing:- Qld: Fiona Lyons, Lachlan Kavanagh; ACT: Corena Sheridan; NSW: Barry Fear, Ange McReynolds, Cally Simpson; Vic: Gavin Thorneycroft, John Richardson.

For further information about playing and learning about boccia, visit www.boccia.com.au or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Cerebral Palsy Football 7-A-Side

Australian Paralympic Football Team

The Australian Paralympic Football Team participated in the Arafura Games for the first time on 9-17 May 2009. The Arafura Games invitational tournament was the first tournament played under the new classification rules. As part of the qualification process for the 2012 London Paralympic Games, the team will play in an international championship later in the year.

Australian Paralympic Youth Games Football Team

Football will be making its first appearance at the Australian Paralympic Youth Games in October 2009 and the various states are working hard towards getting junior teams there. Both NSW and QLD already have sides, but it is hoped that South Australia and Victoria will have sides as well.

If you are interested in finding out more about CP Football, please email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0413 713 368 after business hours.



Para-Cycling

Congratulations to Jayme Paris for her selection in the Australian Team for the 2009 U.C.I. World Para-cycling Championships to be held on 4-8 November, 2009.

Further information on para-cycling is available from www.cycling.org.au


Lawn Bowls


The 2009 National Championships were held from 22-27 June 2009 at Chermside in Brisbane, Queensland.
Results will be available on the AAWD website.


Wheelchair Rugby

2009 NWRL

Round one of the NWRL kicked off in Adelaide on 26-28 June 2009. Round two will be held in Melbourne on 24-26 July 2009.

For information on the NWRL visit http://rugby.sports.org.au

Referees

Wheelchair Sports Australia is always looking for new referees; with training and development provided for suitable applicants.

If anyone is interested in becoming a wheelchair rugby referee, please contact your state
Wheelchair Sports office or Wheelchair Sports Australia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calendar of Events 2009 (*Subject to alterations)

July




05
Wheelchair Track and Road
Gold Coast Marathon
Gold Coast
Bris
06-07
Wheelchair Rugby
Border Clash
Hamilton
Vic
7-15
Wheelchair Basketball
World U/23 Championships
Paris
France
18-19
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 4
Various

24-26
Wheelchair Rugby
NWRL - Round 2
Melbourne
Vic
24-26
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 5
Various

28-01
Wheelchair Basketball
3 Nations Tournament 3 Medalists from Beijing
Sydney
NSW
tbc
Powerlifting
QLD State Championships
Brisbane
QLD
tbc
Football
CPISRA World Championships
tbc

15-16
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 6
Various

21-22
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 7
Various

28-30
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 8
Various

tbc
Athletics
QLD State Championships
Brisbane
QLD
August




07-09
Wheelchair Basketball
WNWBL - Round 4
Melbourne
Vic
15-16
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 6
Various

21-22
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 7
Various

28-30
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Round 8
Various

tbc
Athletics
QLD State Championships
Brisbane
QLD
September




03-13
Cycling
World Para-cycling Championships
tbc

04-06
Wheelchair Rugby
NWRL Finals
Brisbane
QLD
05-06
Wheelchair Basketball
WNWBL - Finals Series
Sydney
NSW
11-13
Wheelchair Basketball
NWBL - Finals Series
Sydney
NSW
October




04-11
Multi Sport
Australian Paralympic Youth Games
Melbourne
Vic
11-17
Wheelchair Basketball
Asia-Oceania Championships
Melbourne
Vic
17
Football
QLD State Championships

QLD
24-25
Wheelchair Basketball
NSW Slam Down Under
Shellharbour
NSW
November




02-09
Wheelchair Rugby
Asia Oceania Zonal Championships
Christchurch
NZ

Subject to alterations
A full Calendar of Events can be found at http://www.sports.org.au/calendar.html


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