March 2006 - Newsletter
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.
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/
High Performance Program Criteria
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.
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.
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
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
|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
Manual Entry Form
If you require further information, please contact:
Ph: + 61 2 9738 5850
Fax: + 61 2 9738 5853
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are interested in getting involved in CP Football in your state please contact the following:
VIC - Paul Roche - 0419 520 715
All other states to contact the CPASRF Football Development Officer -
David Campbell as above.
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
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
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
2006 Telstra National Wheelchair Rugby League
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
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
|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|
|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|
|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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