Australian Athletes with a Disability Ltd
At the recent Australian Athletes with a Disability Ltd (AAWD) Annual General Meeting Liz Pollock and Corny Van Eldik were reelected to the AAWD Board. Liz and Corny rejoin Tanya Cox, Amanda Garland and Bob Cole on the Board.
Australian Sports Organisation for the Disabled Inc
The Australian Sports Organisation for the Disabled (ASOD) Annual General Meeting will know be held via teleconference on 9 November 2004.
Wheelchair Sports Australia Ltd
The Wheelchair Sports Australian Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 30 October 2004.
International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation
ISMWSF - ISOD, the recently combined body of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation and the International Sports Organisation for the Disabled has announced that the ISMWSF-ISOD merged activity will be carried out under the nameINTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR & AMPUTEE SPORTS FEDERATION.
The logo for the new organisation has also been revealed and appears below.
IWAS has also announced the World Wheelchair & Amputee Games are scheduled for Rio, Brazil in September 2005, further information on this event can be found at www.tributetopeace.com
C.P.-I.S.R.A. World Games
The 2005 CP World Games will be held in Connecticut USA during 2 to 10 July 2005. Sports offered will be Athletics; Cycling; Table Tennis; Bowls; Powerlifting; Swimming; Soccer (soccer will be the world cup event); Table tennis, Powerlifting are pending for IPC sanctioning. If you wish to find out the latest information check the website
Paralympian of the Year Awards
Tim Sullivan, star of the Athens Track, has taken out the prestigious Paralympian of the Year Award at the "Paralympian of the Year" Awards presented in Sydney.
Other award winners include:
|Outstanding Achievement Award:||Louise Sauvage|
|Male Athlete of the Year :||Kieran Modra & Kurt Fearnley|
|Female Athlete of the Year:||Amy Winters|
|Junior Male Athlete of the Year:||Matthew Cowdrey|
|Junior Female Athlete of the Year:||Prue Watt|
|Team of the Year:||Men's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay|
|Coach of the Year:||Kevin McIntosh|
|Media contributor :||Graham Cassidy|
Entry forms for the Olympic Dream to be held in Melbourne on November 21 have been released. Contact AAWD as soon as possible for entry forms if interested.
The Avon National Club Championships will be held 30-31 October 2004 at the Knox Basketball Stadium. A New Zealand Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team will compete in this event for the second time in the event's history.
Congratulations to the WSA Under 20 team who recently competed in the New Zealand Basketball Nationals where they won the gold medal.
The IWBF have advised preparations are under way for the Junior World Championships in Birmingham, England, August 8-13 2005.
The IWBF Asia Oceania Qualifying Tournament for the Junior Worlds between Australia, Japan and Malaysia is likely to be held in Malaysia in April 2005.
Results of the WSA National Cue Sports Championships hosted by Wheelchair Sports Victoria are as follows:
|8 Ball Wheelchair Section||Winner Danny Novak|
|Runner- Up Colin Dawson|
|8 Ball Open Section||Winner Troy Schubert|
|Runner-Up Steve Pascoe|
|9 Ball Wheelchair Section||Winner Kevin Perritt|
|Runner-Up Danny Novak|
|9 Ball Open Section||Winner Steve Pascoe|
|Runner-Up Troy Schubert.|
The inaugural Oceania Lawn Bowls Challenge held in South Australia between Australia and Korea has concluded. The Australian team of eight members was very successful winning all medals on offer. The results were as follows:
|GOLD||BRIAN HYATT/EDDIE GOLLAN|
|SILVER||GARY DELANEY/VIC DAGLEY|
|BRONZE||GEORGE CHARLESWORTH/DAVID BAILEY|
Final preparations are under way for the CP Soccer Nationals to be held in Sydney 12-14 November.
November Calendar of Events
|7||Road||New York Marathon||New York, USA|
|12-14||Soccer||Soccer Nationals||Narrabeen, NSW|
|21||Road||Olympic Dream||Melbourne, Victoria|
Correct at time of print.