June 2005

June 2005 Newsletter

WORLD CEREBRAL PALSY GAMES CONNECTICUT USA

Best wishes to the Australian Team members travelling to the World Cerebral Palsy Games. The team, which was announced in the last newsletter, is a great mix of experienced and new athletes and we are sure they will do everyone proud.

SPORTS NEWS

Basketball

NRMA Insurance National League

Round three will be held 9-10 July in Brisbane. Good luck to all the girls!
NWBL finals
Another great NWBL season is rapidly approaching it's conclusion. The NWBL finals will be played at Shellharbour 29 to 31 July. If you are in the area, please come along and watch some great Wheelchair Basketball action.
Spitfire Tournament
Best wishes to the Gliders who head to Canada to contest the Spitfire Tournament in Canada 25 July - 1 August 2005.
Roosevelt Tournament
Unfortunately this tournament in the USA has been cancelled this year due to lack of numbers.

Boccia

2005 National Championships
The Boccia Nationals will be held 7 - 10 July 2005 at Warriewood in Sydney. Preparations are well in hand for this competition and we wish all competitors the best of luck.

Just prior to the competition there will be a referees workshop where a number of referees from around the country have been invited to attend to update their skills and knowledge in preparation for the National Championships.
Asia & South Pacific Boccia Championships
Boccia Australia will be sending a team to the Asia & South Pacific Boccia Championships to take place in Kuala Lumpur between 15th -22nd September 2005. Athletes attending these Championships will attend a two day training camp prior to the Nationals.
Come and Try - Melbourne
In mid July Joan Stevens (Australian Coach) will be travelling to Melbourne to visit a number of regions including Griffith, Wangaratta, Albury and Benalla. Joan will be demonstrating Boccia to all of these areas and assisting in the set up of the game and encouraging people to become involved.

Road Racing

Gold Coast Marathon

The next leg of the AWGP will be the Gold Coast Marathon on Sunday 3 July. Good luck to all competitors.

Rugby

WSA/APC Memorandum of Understanding

Wheelchair Sports Australia has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Paralympic Committee to manage the Paralympic Preparation Program for Wheelchair Rugby. We are currently calling for applicants for all team staff positions. Position descriptions can be found at www.sports.org.au. Applications close on 15 July 2005. For further information on the program please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Wheelchair Rugby League

The 2005 Telstra National Wheelchair Rugby League kicked off in Adelaide 24-27 June 2005. There were some very hard fought matches all weekend, with no team coming away undefeated. At the end of the round Queensland is on top of the ladder with 5 wins from 6 matches, South Australia are in second place, with 2004 League Champions New South Wales in third. For full results, please visit www.rugby.org.au Thanks to Sally Salotti and the team at Wheelchair Sports South Australia for doing such a great job organising the weekend.

The second round of the league will be held in Brisbane 23-25 July. This will be followed by the Open Tournament at Narrabeen 19-21 August.

Table Tennis

2005 National Championships

The 2005 Table Tennis Nationals will be held at Sydney Olympic Park Homebush from Friday 5 August - Sunday 7 August. For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volleyball

Asia Oceania Standing Volleyball Championships

The Australian standing volleyball team is currently in Cambodia contesting the Asia Oceania Standing Volleyball Championships. We look forward to hearing some great results when they return.

JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

3 Road Gold Coast Marathon Gold Coast, QLD
7-10 Boccia National Championships Sydney, NSW
9-10 Basketball NRMA Insurance National League Brisbane, QLD
23-25 Rugby National Wheelchair Rugby League Brisbane, QLD
29-31 Basketball National Wheelchair Basketball League Finals Shellharbour, NSW

Subject to alterations.