March 2006

March 2006 - Newsletter

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AAWD
Board Appointment
The Board of AAWD is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Croft to fill the vacancy left by the retirement last October of Bob Cole. Paul has a long history of involvement in amputee sport and still regularly competes in both standing and sitting volleyball. Paul also has a wealth of experience and knowledge across a range of areas that will prove beneficial to the Board. We trust you will join us in welcoming Paul and we look forward to working with him.

2005 Australian Sports Awards
Congratulations to Chris Scott (Cycling), who won the Sportsperson with a Disability Award at the 2005 Australian Sports Awards.
A five-time Paralympian Chris was unbeaten on both track and road at the 2005 IPC European Championships. He won gold in the Individual Pursuit and set a World Record in the 1km Time Trial, while out on the road he claimed the Road Race and Road Race Time Trial titles.

SPORTS NEWS
Winter Paralympic Games
Congratulations to Australia's Winter Paralympic team who achieved their team target of 2 medals with Silver to Michael Milton and Bronze to Toby Kane, placing Australia 13th of 39 countries overall. For more details on the Australian team's performances, please visit the APC website http://www.paralympic.org.au/

Archery
High Performance Program Criteria
The criteria for inclusion in the Archery High Performance Program for Athletes with a Disability has now been finalised. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Basketball
WNWBL
Please note a date change for round one of the WNWBL

April 22-23 Round 1, Sydney
May 6-7 Round 2, Melbourne
August 5-6 Round 3, Brisbane
September 2-3 Finals, Sydney

We have received nominations from 5 teams this year and are looking forward to a great season of hard-fought competition.

NWBL
The 2006 NWBL Season Draw is now available. Head to http://nwbl.sports.org.au/current_year/draw.htm to check it out. 2006 is sure to see another great season of basketball action, so get along and watch if you can.

Osaka Cup
The Australian men's wheelchair basketball team has won the Silver Medal at the Osaka Cup in Japan in February. The young Australian team was impressive throughout the week-long tournament, losing twice to the current World and Paralympic champions Canada but defeating host nation Japan and the Peoples Republic of China in impressive victories. Scores in the tournament were as follows: Canada 60 d Australia 52, Australia 58 d Japan 34, Australia 79 d Peoples Republic of China 30, Grand Final: Canada 61 d Australia 38.

2006 Junior Wheelchair Basketball National Championships
April 7-12 will see Brisbane play host to the 2006 Junior Wheelchair Basketball National Championships. Whilst the competition is smaller than previous years (Qld, NSW, Vic, WA and USA) it will be no less fierce. Anyone in the Brisbane area during this time should head along to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall. For more information, please contact Kate Jenian via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07 - 3253 3333.

Cycling/Handcycling
2006 Australian Road Cycling Championships
Cycling NSW will be hosting the 2006 National AWD Road Championships.
The AWD Individual Time Trial will be held on Wednesday 03 May 2006 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lakes and the Road Race will be held on Friday 05 May 2006 at Heffron Park, Maroubra

Event
Date
Event
No
Event Closing
Date
More
Info
Wed 03 May 06 06080 National AWD Road Individual Time Trial Championship Mon 17 Apr 06 More Info
Fri 05 May 06 06086 National AWD Road Championship Mon 17 Apr 06 More Info

Events will be held in all categories and classifications provided there are enough entries

Handcycling distances will be as follows"

Men Hand Cycling
HC Div A Men Road Race 40km
HC Div B Men Road Race 50km
HC Div C Men Road Race 50km

Women Hand Cycling
HC Div A Road Race 30km
HC Div B Road Race 40km
HC Div C Road Race 40km

Internet Race Entry
https://bne100v.server-secure.com/vs71139_secure/nsw/login.cfm

Manual Entry Form
http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/entryform.pdf

If you require further information, please contact:

Kristina Short
Administration
Cycling NSW
Ph: + 61 2 9738 5850
Fax: + 61 2 9738 5853
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lawn Bowls
2006 National Championships
Nominations have now closed for the 2006 Multi Disability Lawn Bowls Nationals Championships to be held at Darrebin Bowls Club in Melbourne 27 April - 4 May 2006. With 28 entries, there is sure to be some hot competition on the greens.

Powerlifting
Commonwealth Games
Congratulations to Julie Russell who was appointed as Technical Delegate for the Powerlifting Competition at the Commonwealth Games. You can read more about Julie's appointment by visiting http://www.sports.org.au/

Best wishes go to our Powerlifting competitors - Darren Gardiner (WA), Steve Green (QLD) and Paul Hyde (NSW). They will compete on Friday 24 March.

Sailing
Mobility Cup
The Mobility Cup is Canada's annual international regatta for sailors with a disability. This year's event is held in Vancouver, BC, Sept. 11 - 15, 2006.

All necessary information, including the Notice of Race and registration details, is available online at www.mobilitycup.org . Anyone requiring further details should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Soccer
National Championships
The National Cerebral Palsy Football Championships have been announced
and will be held 15-17 September 2006 at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen. We have received indications from Qld, NSW and (for the first time) Vic, that they intend to send teams to the Nationals.

Contacts
If you are interested in getting involved in CP Football in your state please contact the following:

NSW - David Campbell - 0407 393 433 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
QLD - Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Assn - 07 - 3253 3333 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
VIC - Paul Roche - 0419 520 715

All other states to contact the CPASRF Football Development Officer -
David Campbell as above.

Local Programs
Victoria have advised that they have organized with a local club to use
their grounds and plan to train fortnightly - contact Paul Roche (as above) for more information.

NSW have also announced their camps for the remainder of 2006 which
are:

5 - 7 May 2006
28 - 30 July 2006

At the recent NSW Camp held on the 24 - 26 Feb 2006 it was the largest
attended camp since the team first formed in 2001. The NSW team would
like to thank the NSW Sport & Recreation - Disability Unit for their
ongoing support.

Mainstreaming
The Australian Paralympic Committee and Football Federation Australia
have formed a partnership with a view to advancing the Australian CP soccer program. The Football Federation Australia have announced that David Campbell has been appointed as National Team Manager. Coaches are expected to be appointed shortly.

If anyone would like more information please contact David Campbell
on 0407 393 433

Wheelchair Rugby
2006 Telstra National Wheelchair Rugby League
The 2006 Telstra National Wheelchair Rugby League season will tip off in NSW with round one to be held at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen 26-28 May 2006. For more information, please contact your state WC Sports Association or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PCA
We are please to announce the appointment of Angela Mansell to the position of Personal Care Assistant with the Australian Wheelchair Rugby team. Angela has a long history of involvement with Wheelchair Rugby and in working with people with disabilities. We welcome Angela to the team and are looking forward to her involvement

Brisbane Wheelchair Rugby BASH
Most of Australia's Wheelchair Rugby players, along with many from NZ will head to Brisbane for the Wheelchair Rugby BASH 22-24 April 2006. The 'Open" tournament format is unique in Australia and ensures great clashes all weekend. For more information please contact Rhonda Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07 - 3253 3333.

Tennis
ParaQuad Tasmania Wheelchair Classic
The 2006 ParaQuad Tasmania Wheelchair Classic was hosted by Tennis Tasmania 4-5 March 2006.
This event has seen a player increase of over 100% since 2002, with 24 players contesting the event, including 7 of Australian's top 15 Men and the top 3 ranked Australian Women. The women's final saw a major upset with the number one seeded and Australia's number one player Alana Duncombe being defeated by in-form Victorian and Australia's number 3 Nicole Harrison in three sets 0/6,6/4,8/6.

The Men's Draw produced a more predictable result with all the seeds going through to the semi finals. Number one seed and world no. 25 Lee Hinson from the USA playing almost faultless tennis took the title against a slightly off colour Number two seed and world top 60 Michael Dobbie from Victoria, 6/0,6/1.
All results can be found via the Tennis Tasmania website www.tennistasmania.com.au

April - June Calendar of Events

April
7-9 Wheelchair Rugby NZ Low Point Nationals Palmerston North NZ
7-13 Wheelchair Basketball National Junior Championships Brisbane, QLD
11-17 Shooting Australian National Championships for Disabled (rifle) Melbourne, VIC
13-18 Boccia Australian Training Camp Mackay, QLD
15-17 Athletics Stawell Gift Stawell VIC
19-21 Wheelchair Rugby Australian PPP Training Camp Brisbane, QLD
22-24 Wheelchair Rugby Queensland WC Rugby "BASH" Brisbane, QLD
22-23 Wheelchair Basketball WNWBL Round 1 Sydney, NSW
23-29 Archery Australian National Championships Melbourne, VIC
27-29 Fencing World Cup Montreal, Canada
27-4 May Lawn Bowls Multi-Disability National Championships Melbourne, VIC
29-30 Wheelchair Rugby State Based Camp Perth, WA
May
1-7 Multi Sport (athletics, cycling, swimming, wc b'ball) Visa Paralympic World Cup Manchester UK
5-9 Boccia Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Assn State Championships
5-7 Cycling/Handcyling National Road Championships Sydney, NSW
6-7 Wheelchair Basketball WNWBL Round 2 Melbourne, VIC
6-7 Wheelchair Rugby NZ WRC 1 - "Bash" Wellington NZ
13-14 Shooting SA State Championships (rifle) Adelaide, SA
13-14 Wheelchair Rugby State Based Camp Melbourne, VIC
19-21 Fencing World Cup Lonato, Italy
20-21 Wheelchair Rugby Maitland Open Maitland, NSW
20-21 Wheelchair Basketball NWBL Round 1
20-21 Shooting Australian Training Camp Brisbane, QLD
27-28 Wheelchair Basketball NWBL Round 2
26-28 Wheelchair Rugby NWRL Round 1 Sydney, NSW
27-28 Shooting Australian Training Camp Sydney, NSW
29 Wheelchair Rugby Australian PPP Training Camp Sydney, NSW
TBC Sitting Volleyball National Training Camp Gold Coast, QLD
June
3-4 Wheelchair Basketball NWBL Round 3
3-9 Tenpin Bowling Australian Disability Championships Sydney, NSW
9-11 Wheelchair Basketball Queensland "Classics" Brisbane, QLD
9-11 Fencing World Cup Turin, Italy
10-11 Rugby NZ WRC 2 Auckland NZ
17-18 Basketball NWBL Round 4
17-18 Shooting Australian Training Camp Brisbane, QLD
21-25 Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup Burnaby, BC, Canada
24-25 Wheelchair Rugby Blacktown Open Blacktown, NSW
24-25 Table Tennis National Championships Adelaide, SA
30-2 July Shooting Australia Cup Brisbane, QLD

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

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