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26.12.2012 mandurah 3 on 3

Wheelcats/Stars Take BE ACTIVE Message to Mandurah

Some of the stars of the Be Active Perth Wheelcats and Be Active Western Stars have taken the Be Active Message down to Mandurah this past weekend for the first ever 3-on-3 Wheelchair Basketball competition. Hosted in Association with the Mandurah Magic, the day was more about participation that elite competition and gave some young […]

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Perth Heat Game

As 2013 quickly approaches we look forward to our first social event for the year. On Friday January 11th reigning ABL champions the Perth Heat host Adelaide Bite at Baseball Park, Thornlie. WCS members are invited to view batting and field practice from 5:15pm with first pitch to be thrown at 7:20pm. There is no […]

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Merry Christmas from WCS

From all the staff at Wheelchair Sports we would like to wish all our members and their families a safe and happy festive season. The office will be closed from Thursday 20th December until Wednesday 2nd January. 2012 has been another great year for WCS highlighted by the success of the London Paralympics and we […]

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Ultimate Honour For Doc

Long-time Wheelchair Sports WA member, Des Doherty, or Doc as he is more affectionately known, had to fight back tears as he was awarded Life Membership to Wheelchair Sports WA after almost 20 years as one of the Association’s most treasured volunteers. Receiving his award in front of a packed house at Wheelchair Sports WA’s […]

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25.11.2012 dsc00810

Joel is Leaving

As most people already know, it will come as no great shock, but after four and a half years I am moving on from Wheelchair Sports WA. Well, moving away actually as I will be moving to Sydney. I am sincere when I say that I have absolutely loved my time at Wheelchair Sports WA […]

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18.11.2012 gliders silver

Merritt Named Best Junior

Amber Merritt has capped off a sensational 2012 by taking out the 2012 Junior Sports Star of the Year. Amber dominated the WNWBL this year averaging 29 points and 12 rebounds per game to be awarded the league’s high point MVP and selection in the All-Star 5. For the second year running Amber was also […]

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Triscari Honoured as Top Coach

Be Active Western Stars and Australian Gliders coach John Triscari has been honoured with the 2012 Coach of the Year award. The year started off well for John who in February guided the Gliders to an Asia Oceania Championship. The 2012 WNWBL saw the Stars claim bronze as John continues to shape this young team […]

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18.11.2012 yogi wheelcats

Yogi Picks up Second Volunteer of the Year Award

Peter “Yogi”Houlis has taken out the Volunteer of the Year award for 2012. Having previously won this award in 2009 Yogi once again was hard to go past in terms of his ongoing commitment and dedication to the Association. Yogi is best known for his volunteer role as host of the radio show SPOKED. 2012 […]

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18.11.2012 paralympics merritt

Sports Star Award Winners

The 17th Annual Sports Star of the Year Awards was held at Patterson’s Stadium on Saturday 17th November. The venue was filled to maximum capacity with over 200 guests as the association celebrated what was another fantastic year for Wheelchair Sports. The first award for the night was presented to Gordon Cowper for his outstanding […]

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18.11.2012 hc nationals 2012

Handcyclists Named Team of the Year

Becoming the first team other than the Beactive Perth Wheelcats to win the award since 2005 the WA Handcycling Team has taken out the 2012 Team of the Year award. Led by Paralympian Nigel Barley the team combined for 8 medals at National Championships. Of the 8 gold medals on offer WA returned home with […]

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Debenham Announced as Breakthrough Athlete of the Year

Michael Debenham has taken out this year’s Breakthrough Athlete of the Year award following a stellar year which saw him announce his talent on the international stage. Selected as part of Western Australia’s inaugural Paralympic Football Team Michael was a standout throughout the national tournament and scored WA’s first ever goal. Michael then went on […]

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Barley and Norris Share Top Honour

Congratulations to both Nigel Barley and Shaun Norris who were last night named joint winners of the 2012 Sports Star of the Year award. For the second consecutive year Nigel has taken out the top honour at the annual Sports Awards. Achieving pre-selection for the Paralympics Nigel was able to solely focus upon his London […]

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11.11.2012 awd aths jnr nationals

Records and Medals at AWD Athletics Junior Nationals

A small team of just three athletes has exceeded all expectations at the recent Athletics Junior National Championships for athletes with a disability. Tristan Lewis-Black and Ben Tirabosco, both competing in their first national championships joined Sian Glanney in her first junior Nationals for the Canberra Meet where a combined effort saw the group of […]

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31.10.2012 sports camp photo

Junior Sports Camp

With the incorporation of an Annual ‘Sports Camp’ into the WSWA Calendar we were extremely excited at this new initiative. The Sports Camp was to be held at Fairbridge Village in Pinjarra; a short ride from Perth which was made more enjoyable by the peak-hour traffic on a Friday afternoon. Most camp participants arrived to […]

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29.10.2012 Back Camera

2012 Christmas Party

This year’s Christmas Party will again be hosted by the Osborne Park Showgrounds on Saturday 1st December. Show rides are available from 9:30-12 with lunch at the Osborne Park Bowls Club from 12pm onwards. There will also once again be a special visit from Santa so parents if you could bring a small present for […]

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25.10.2012 Back Camera

Senior Wheelies Christmas Party

The Herb Graham Recreation Centre will play host to the Senior Wheelies Christmas lunch for 2012. A hot lunch will be served at 12pm on Saturday the 15th December. Beer, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee will all be provided but attendees are more than welcome to BYO any other beverages. Tickets are $25 for […]

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19.10.2012 nhcs perth

Cycling WA Come-and-Try Day

Cycling WA is once again hosting its cycling for all abilities Come-and-Try Day on Saturday 3rd November 10-1pm. This year George Burnett Park on Manning Rd in Karrawarra will play host to this family friendly event. Come along to try different bikes from tandems to handcycles. WSWA member and Paralympic silver medallist Nigel Barley will […]

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12.10.2012 Back Camera

Social Lawn Bowls

The social lawn bowls program is restarting this November at Cambridge Bowls Club. Come down to the Cambridge Bowls Club (corner Howtree Place and Chandler Avenue) to try bowling in a social setting, 5-7pm date TBC. Last year’s bowls had a great response from members so this year we are hoping for even more members […]

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2012 Sports Star Awards

The 2012 Annual Wheelchair Sports WA Sports Awards will be held on the 17th November at Pattersons Stadium. The awards will once again be hosted by Ashley Morrison as we recognise the outstanding sporting achievements of our members throughout 2012. The most anticipated night of the social calendar promises to be bigger and better than […]

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28.09.2012 state comp 2012

State Comp Wrap

The State Wheelchair Basketball League has wrapped up for another year with a big day of Grand finals including the wheelchair Rugby Grand Final. In the basketball however it was the Mighty Purple Dragons who took the B Grade Championship after a drought that goes back to 2008 since they last won the league. Tyler […]

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22.09.2012 paralympics brad scott

Comedy Night 2012

The second annual Wheelchair Sports WA Comedy Night was held on Thursday 20th September at the Charles St Hotel Comedy Lounge. With over 30 attendees the night was even bigger than last year’s event and is now a regular event on the social calendar. WSWA staff and members were treated to entertainment from Ben Darsow, […]

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10.09.2012 paralmypics rollers 3

Rollers Add Silver to Trophy Cabinet

The Australian Rollers London 2012 campaign has ended in Silver after the defending champions were defeated 58-64 by arch nemesis Canada. Unfortunately, the Rollers had no answer for wheelchair basketball legend Patrick Anderson, who proved to be the difference between the two sides. Long considered to be on of the omnipotent forces of wheelchair basketball, […]

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08.09.2012 paralympics gliders 3

Gliders Campaign Ends in Silver

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team, The Gliders, have won a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympics after going down to Germany 58-44 in the final. After the Gliders bolted out of the blocks with a 10-4 run to start the game, the highly fancied Germans scored the next 10 points, going into quarter […]

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07.09.2012 clare london

Gliders Beat USA in Semi-Final Thriller

A defensive masterpiece has seen the Australian Gliders prevail over defending Paralympic champions the United States 40-39 in one of the most exciting games of women’s wheelchair basketball ever played. After going into halftime tied at 26-26, the Gliders came out of the tunnel with a killer intensity. The Gliders held USA scoreless for nine […]

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06.09.2012 paralmypics rollers 2

USA Double Awaits as Rollers Cruise Past Poland

Australia’s men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams with both face Team USA in their respective semi finals at the London Paralympics after the Rollers accounted for Poland 76-53 this morning. WA Wheelchair Basketball legend and Rollers skipper Brad Ness had an outstanding match. The 37 year-old had his best game of the Paralympics so far […]

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06.09.2012 paralmypics nigel barley

Nigel Barley: Officially the Second Fastest Man in the World

It has been a long time coming but Nigel Barley’s long awaited debut at the Paralympic Games has been well worth the wait. Nigel has a lot of fans around the country that having been hoping for many years, that his form and speeds at a National Level could be replicated at major international events. […]

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05.09.2012 paralympics gliders 2

Gliders Enjoy Mexican Feast

Celebrating the birthday of their longtime servant, Shelly Chaplin, the Australian Gliders have progressed through to the semi-finals with a convincing win 62-37 win over Mexico. Wheelchair Sports WA athlete, Amber Merritt was once again the focal point in offence for the Gliders. The emerging star scored 14 points, shooting the ball at a highly […]

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05.09.2012 paralmypics rollers 2

Your Board: Managing the Association’s Accounts and Investments

The Board’s Finance Sub-Committee recently met to review the 2012 annual accounts and to assess investment policies for the year ahead. We prefer discussions of theAssociations’ finances to be predictable and uneventful and this meeting did not disappoint us! Our auditor, John O’Brien from Optima Partners, gave the accounts a clean bill of health. The […]

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04.09.2012 paralympics brad scott

Brad Scott Adds to Medal Tally

Brad Scott has added to his medal tally in London by collecting a silver medal in the Men’s T37 1500m behind the Irish superstar Michael Mckillop. There was daylight between the chase pack and the breakaway pairing of Scott and Mckillop as the breakaway pair set the early pace. After hitting the 600m mark, Mckillop […]

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03.09.2012 paralympics gliders

Merritt Shines Again as Gliders Outlast Netherlands

A monstrous performance in the second half from rising wheelchair basketball star Amber Merritt has seen the Australian Gliders inflict the Netherlands with a 58-49 defeat and advance to the knockout phase of the competition in the process. Merritt, who was barely sighted in the first half, came out all guns blazing in third quarter. […]

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03.09.2012 paralympics rollers

Team USA No Match for the Honeybadgers

Through its quartet of stars, Western Australia has again had a profound impact on the Wheelchair Basketball competition at the London 2012 Paralympics as Australia romped home to defeat Team USA 65-49. Wheelchair Sports WA athletes, Justin Eveson, Shaun Norris, Michael Hartnett and Australian skipper Brad Ness all made sizable contributions as the Rollers did […]

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03.09.2012 paralympics athletics

Brad Scott: WA’s First Medallist of the London Paralympic Games

Bunbury boy Brad Scott has claimed the mantle as the first West Australian to medal at the London Paralympic Games after his bronze medal run over the weekend. It came in the Men’s T37 800m, the same event he won silver in at the Beijing Games. The winner, Michael Mckillop from Ireland ran the race […]

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Rollers Defeat Turkey in a Classic

The Australian Rollers have defeated a gallant Turkish team, 71 – 64 in one of the best games of wheelchair basketball ever seen at a Paralympic games. Wheelchair Sports WA athletes Justin Eveson (17 points, 9 rebounds), Shaun Norris (17 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists), Brad Ness (11 rebounds) and Michael Hartnett (second exhibition of […]

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01.09.2012 clare london

Gliders Give GB a Royal Lesson

A defensive master class has seen the Australian women’s wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, register an impressive 51 – 24 victory over Great Britain at the London Paralympics overnight. In front of a rampant London crowd, Western Australian pairing Amber Merritt and Clare Nott continued their strong start to the tournament, further establishing themselves as […]

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31.08.2012 para opening ceremony

It Begins: London 2012 Paralympic Games

After a lifetime of preparation for some athletes, the London 2012 Paralympic Games are finally upon us. 14 Wheelchair Sports WA members will compete at the games across five different sports and we will be doing our very best to keep you up to date with all of the results as they happen. A full […]

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31.08.2012 paralympics norris

WA Rollers Dominant in First Win

After winning gold in Beijing 2008, the Australian Rollers have begun their title defense in a with a commanding victory 93 – 39 over South Aftrica. Wheelchair Sports WA athletes Shaun Norris, Justin Eveson, Brad Ness and Michael Hartnett were at the forefront of the action as the Rollers announced their intentions to the world. […]

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31.08.2012 paralympics porter

Kat Porter 7th in 100m Backstroke Final

Returning to defend her 100m Backstroke gold medal form the Beijing Paralympic Games, Katrina ‘Kat’ Porter had the unenviable task of competing in her pet event on day one of competition. Qualifying in a time of 1:27.80, about three seconds slower than the Paralympic and World Record she set four years earlier, it was enough […]

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31.08.2012 paralympics merritt

Merritt the Hero as Gliders Notch First Win

In a massive first up performance, Wheelchair Sports WA athlete, Amber Merritt proved to be the hero Australia needed as the Gliders notched up a win against Brazil in their opening match of the London 2012 Paralympics. In a match that saw Western Australians, Clare Nott, Sarah Vinci and Merritt open their accounts, the Gliders […]

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Chevron City to Surf 2012

A total of 45,046 people registered for WA’s biggest community sporting event ‘The Activ City to Surf’ and we were proud to support 32 of our own Wheelchair Sport WA members. It was perfect conditions for the participants on the day and there is nothing better than supporting a great cause and spending quality time […]

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27.08.2012 louise sydney -website

International Honour for Sauvage and Ponta

Wheelchair Sports WA is proud two of its members will be inducted into the IPC Visa Hall of Fame: nine time Paralympic gold medallist Louise Sauvage and wheelchair sports legend, and Sauvage’s first coach, Frank Ponta. Ahead of this morning’s Opening Ceremony in London, the International Paralympic Committee announced Sauvage and Ponta would be among […]

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22.08.2012 moora trip

Be Active Wheelcats Get Active in Moora

Be Active Perth Wheelcats players Nick Radovich and Adam Deans this week ventured to the Wheatbelt town of Moora to bring wheelchair basketball and promote the Be Active message to schools in the region. St Joseph’s Primary School, Moora Primary School and Central Midlands Senior High School students and a number of community groups all […]

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14.08.2012 ben popham

School Sport Championships

Following the 2012 School Sport Championships, the mother of one of our up and coming swimmers Ben Popham has written to Wheelchair Sports about how the week went and about Ben’s results: 52 swimmers, 2 divers, 9 staff and a few extra parents travelled from WA for the 8 day trip, meaning all the children […]

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09.08.2012 enforcers-back

The Enforcers are Back

Wheelchair Rugby is back in Western Australia with the return of the mighty West Coast Enforcers. Aaron Camm, Nick Peter Scott Joyce and Zeb Gibson have been working hard for the last 18 months to put themselves into a position where they have had the opportunity to take the Enforcers back into the National Wheelchair […]

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29.07.2012 wa paralympians

WA Paralympians 2012

Our WA Paralympians have been officially farewelled at a media event at the WA State Basketball Centre. 17 West Australians have been included in different Paralympic teams with 14 of those coming from Wheelchair Sports WA. The 14 athletes selected from Wheelchair Sports WA are across five different sports and is the most representation we […]

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27.07.2012 scuba

Scuba Diving 2012

Following the success of the 2011 Scuba Diving session with Chris Holman and his team of instructors, WSWA was back in the water this past weekend. For anyone that didn’t get a chance, make sure in 2013 you put your name down early as it really is the experience of a lifetime. The team of […]

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26.07.2012 saggers

Megan Saggers: School Sport WA Team Captain

2012 has been a year for first for Wheelchair Sports WA and swimmer Megan Saggers has added another one to the list. Megan has recently been named team captain for the School Sport WA Swim Team that is travelling to Sydney to compete at the end of this month. This is the first time a […]

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24.07.2012 rgwc

Perfect Preparation for Rollers and Gliders

The Rollers and Gliders have had continued their flawless preparation for the Paralympics by both winning the recent Rollers and Gliders World Challenge in Sydney. The Rollers took on rivals Great Britain and Japan in a three team series, cruising through the pool games undefeated and again beating the Great Britain team in the final. […]

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15.07.2012 powerlfiting

Ben and Nang into PPP Squad

The 2012 Powerlifting National Championships were recently held in Brisbane on the 14th July. The event saw three athletes from WA making the trip to compete with Nang Nguyen and Ben Wright both making their debut at a National Championships after bother recently switching over from basketball and ‘The Bear’ Darren Gardiner in his last […]

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13.07.2012 wa paralympians

New Staff Member: Lindal Rohde

Hi everyone, just a quick introduction my name is Lindal Rohde and I’ve recently commenced as the Participation Officer here at Wheelchair Sports WA. I have a strong sporting background in both netball and athletics, representing the state throughout underage and then spending the last 4 years on WAIS scholarship. Last year I made my […]

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05.07.2012 7 of the best

Seven of the Best: Basketballers Selected for London

This morning the Australian Paralympic Committee have officially announced the two wheelchair basketball teams that will head to London in August with seven Wheelchair Sports WA wheelchair basketball players selected in the two teams. The list of players is headed by; Justin Eveson, Shaun Norris, Michael Hartnett and Brad Ness who were all a part […]

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24.06.2012 nigel world cup win

Nigel Barley Wins World Cup in Spain

Nigel Barley is returning to Perth later this week after his last international races prior to departing for the London Paralympics. Racing in Italy, Spain and France against some of the fastest men in the world, Nigel Barley has sent a message to current World Champion, and reigning Paralympic medalists by taking out the UCI […]

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24.06.2012 stars bronze

Be Active Stars Win Bronze

The Be Active Western Stars have capped off another successful WNWBL season finishing with a Bronze medal following this year’s finals series. The top four teams in this year’s league cold barely be split with the Stars finishing the regular season on equal points as the North Sydney Bears, with just percentage separating the two. […]

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21.06.2012 superfins

Superfins Swim Club Gets Five Star Rating

Wheelchair Sports WA would like to congratulate Superfins Swim Club for achieving a five star status under the new Inclusive Club Standard Program. Three clubs from across Australia have been named as leaders in inclusion after being the first to achieve the five star rating. Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) launched the Inclusive Club Standard Program […]

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20.06.2012 connor aiden

WA Champions: Connor & Aiden Johnstone

Connor Johnstone and brother Aiden have recently entered the Smarter than Smoking Secondary Schools Tournament representing their school (Ashdale Secondary College). Connor who has Cerebral Palsy and competes at a National Level as a T8 has recently been moved into a Paralympic Preparation Squad as he has been identified as having an enormous future in […]

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19.06.2012 wheelcats finals

Be Active Wheelcats Win Silver in NWBL

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have won silver in the 2012 National Wheelchair Basketball League this past weekend in Shellharbour.  Despite dropping their first game of the weekend to eventual winners the Wollongong Rollerhawks a double chance saw the Wheelcats given the opportunity to still qualify for the Championship game and a shot at the […]

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10.06.2012 media mkt

Your Board: Media and Marketing

Wheelchair Sports WA has recently engaged the help of GT Media to assist with building the Association’s profile and internal capability in the area of media relations and publicity. The plan will incorporate a long term strategy that will take advantage of the upcoming London Paralympic Games to promote WSWA athletes. The initiative was made […]

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09.06.2012 jess

Goodbye Jess

After nine months with Wheelchair Sports WA, it is unfortunately time to say goodbye to Jessica Edwards. Starting back in August 2011, Jess very quickly became a favourite amongst WSWA members. Attendances at events increased almost instantaneously and her bright, bubbly, enthusiastic personality shone through in everything she did. Jess says she has loved every […]

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05.06.2012 stars home round 2012

Be Active Western Stars Finish Third

The Be Active Western Stars have capped off a successful regular season campaign by finishing equal second (third on percentage) on the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) Ladder. The Stars won 2 of their 3 games during the Perth round of the WNWBL to finish equal with the much improved Stack Goudkamp Bears. The […]

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04.06.2012 wheelcats vs dandenong

Be Active Perth Wheelcats Finish Second

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have finished the 2012 regular season in second place just one game behind league leaders the Wollongong Rollerhawks. Despite dropping two games to Wollongong in round seven last month, the Wheelcats were the team to beat all season and got the wakeup call they perhaps needed leading into this month’s […]

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22.05.2012 qnight

Quiz Night 2012 Best Ever

This year’s Quiz Night was bigger and better than ever before. With 45 tables and nearly 400 people, the night really was one to remember. As guests entered the hall in their Green & Gold outfits, they were greeted by the portraits of Wheelchair Sports WA’s very own athletes that would be proudly wearing the […]

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22.05.2012 clare london

Follow Clare on the Road to London

In the lead up to the London 2012 Paralympics, jump on and follow Clare Burzynski as she prepares herself for her second Games. Clare’s Blog titled, ‘A Road to London 2012’ follows the Gliders team as they prepare themselves to improve on their Bronze medal performance in Beijing. If you have a spare few minutes, […]

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21.05.2012 nigel home

Personal Bests for Nigel Barley in Italy

Nigel Barley is currently racing in Italy as a part of his preparations for the London 2012 Paralympics. The quality international field has been fast and Nigel has put in two personal best performances in both the Road Race and Time Trial. The Sausage shaped time trial course was short by international standards measuring just […]

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20.05.2012 madid

It’s Official: Madison Off to London

One of Australia’s bright young stars, Madison de Rozario, has made the cut and will feature at the London 2012 Paralympics. At only 18, this will be de Rozario’s second Games. She returned from Beijing four years ago with a silver medal she won with the 4 x 100m Women’s Wheelchair Relay team Though touted […]

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17.05.2012 vol week david and chris

National Volunteers Week: David and Chris

If you’ve been following the Wheelchair Sports WA website or Facebook over the last six week you would have read a lot about the WA Paralympic Football Program and the very first WA Paralympic Football team. Wheelchair Sports WA is very excited to have been a part of this process but the real work horses […]

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16.05.2012 vol week spoked

National Volunteers Week: SPOKED

The next group of Volunteers we are profiling tell me every year that they have been hard done by not to win the Volunteer of the Year award. They say it ‘tongue in cheek’ of course, but they do have a strong case to put forward when it comes the time and effort the boys […]

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15.05.2012 vol week greg and caitlyn

National Volunteers Week: Greg and Caitlyn

Continuing along the theme of National Volunteer’s Week, there are not many people that have as much of an impact on young Wheelchair Sports WA’s members lives as our Little Dribblers coaches Greg Melvin and Caitlyn Dransfield. 2012 will be Greg’s third year volunteering down at the Little Dribblers Program. Greg originally came to Wheelchair […]

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14.05.2012 vol week craig and jo

National Volunteers Week: Craig and Jo

While you are sleeping in, watching the football or pottering leisurely around your garden on a Saturday, spare a thought for some of our most dedicated volunteers that are involved with our Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team in Craig Bartlett and Jo Morris. Craig Bartlett has been at the helm of the junior team now for […]

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30.04.2012 stars rd 3 2012

April’s the Month for Basketball

This month’s calendar has been none stop with basketball, we’ve had the Be Active Western Stars heading to Sydney for Round 3 of the WNWBL, the long awaited Kevin Coombs Cup here in Perth & last but by no means least, the Be Active Perth Wheelcats took on Brisbane in their first home games for […]

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30.04.2012 paralympics porter

Road to London: Katrina Porter

At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Katrina Porter won the 100m Backstroke breaking the world record for the event in both the heats and then again in the final. Four years later and Katrina is ready to do it all again as the 23 year old Perth Girl prepares herself for what is likely to be […]

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30.04.2012 wheelcats vs brisbane 2012

Big Cats Have Big Win

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have cruised to their 10th consecutive win over the weekend, downing the Brisbane Spinning Bullets 93-39. This moves the Be Active Perth Wheelcats to a perfect ten wins and zero losses on the season. The win came as three players reached double figures, Robbie Pike leading the way with 29 […]

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26.04.2012 athletics nationals 2012

National Athletics Championships Wrap Up

National Championships are over for another season with all WA based athletes performing well at the 2012 event. Sian Glanney was the story of the Nationals in 2012. The 14 year old finished with a PB in the 100m of 15.52s to reset her own U16, U18 and U20 Australian records but just narrowly missing […]

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24.04.2012 2012 fb nationals

All Heart: WA Paralympic Football Team at Nationals

From little things, big things grow. That’s the message coming out of the WA Paralympic Football camp after the state team returned from their first ever national championships. The event was held in Rockhampton, Queensland, from 12-16 of April and marked a historic occasion for football in Western Australia. Even though the team finished at […]

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24.04.2012 kcc

Black Ducks take the Silver at the Kevin Coombs Cup

After two years of waiting the Under 21s Kevin Coombs Championships was finally here, and the WA Black Ducks had their chance to shine again. This Year’s team was made up of 10 dedicated juniors, 5 Coaching Staff and an endless amount of friends and family supporting the team every step of the way. Sadly […]

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24.04.2012 wheelcats 9 and 0

Be Active Perth Wheelcats Move to 9-0

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have kept their perfect season alive with a pair of wins over the Brisbane Spinning Bullets. The 43 and 41 point victories have consolidated the Be Active Perth Wheelcats spot on top of the NWBL Ladder as they were never really challenged by the Bullets. Despite the pair of wins, […]

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19.04.2012 fever

West Coast Fever Join Forces with the Be Active Perth Wheelcats

As the West Coast Fever netball girls (Sarah East, Chanel Gomes and Verity Simmons) get ready for their season launch, they joined our very own Be Active Perth Wheelcats players: Adam Deans, Shaun Norris, Jake Kavanagh, Kayl Jeffery, Sam Clark, Andrew Liddawi and Kim Robins, down at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre, for some pre […]

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17.04.2012 hc nationals 2012

WA Handcycle Team Kicks Into Gear

In torrential, relentless rainy conditions our team of WA handcyclists have put in some brilliant performances in the recent Para-Cycling Road Championships in tropical North Queensland, coming home with a combined total of six medals. The team of six included Nigel Barley, Craig Parsons, Peter Allen, James Ormerod, Richard Williams and Louise Mofflin. Nigel Barley […]

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16.04.2012 connor johnstone

A Star on the Rise: Connor Johnstone

In a busy month for Wheelchair Sports WA Athletes, Connor Johnstone has kicked it all off with head turning performances at the recent AWD Table Tennis National Championships on the Gold Coast. Pre-departure Connor, was sick which was not helped by the fact that his plane was delayed for 5 hours, not departing Perth until […]

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31.03.2012 stars rd2 2012

Stars on Top at Halfway Point

The Be Active Western Stars have taken top spot on the WNWBL ladder after round 2 of season 2012. Travelling to Melbourne this past weekend to take on the Dandenong Rangers, QLD Minecraft Comets and North Sydney Bears, our beloved stars won two out of their three games and take top spot going into round […]

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31.03.2012 road to london - clare

Road to London – Clare Nott

A surviving member from the bronze medal winning Australian team from Beijing 2008, Clare Nott (nee Burzynski) shapes as an integral member of the Gliders heading into London 2012. Clare made her name with the Be Active Western Stars in the WNWBL, rising to prominence in 2005 when she was named Best New Talent in […]

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Quiz Night Time

Wheelchair Sports Annual Quiz Night is just around the corner and we hope it is going to be bigger and better than ever before with this year’s theme being The Paralympics!! Dress up in the famous ‘Green and Gold’ or as your favorite athlete, there will be a gold coin donation for all of you […]

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30.03.2012 rediscover-rugby

Rediscover Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby is a unique contact sport specifically created for people with a physical disability. It is fast paced, thrilling, incredibly strategic and is the fastest growing disability sport in the world, and all we want is for you to get involved!! If this interests you and you would like to take part in this […]

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29.03.2012 ben1

WA Paralympic Footballers Prepare for Nationals

The Western Australian State Paralympic football team will be holding a training camp this weekend ahead ofthe National Championships beginning in mid-April. It is the first time WA has assembled a full State team, and coach David Cantoni has selected an eight-man squad that will fly out to Rockhampton in Queensland on Thursday 12 April. […]

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26.03.2012 2012 swimming nationals

Six WSWA Swimmers Feature at Nationals

Last week’s National Swimming Championship had a strong West Australian feel to them with nine West Aussie’s competing including Wheelchair Sports WA members Kat Porter, Liam Smith, Luke Smith, Madeleine Scott, Diane Saunders and in her first open National Championships, Nicole Scott. The eight day long Championships were hosted in Adelaide which is the first […]

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Basketball 2012 Home Dates

With the 2012 NWBL and WNWBL well under way and both teams heading off to a great start, we begin to announce those all important Home Game dates, where we can get behind our beloved Be Active Wheelcats, Be active Western Stars and not to forget our Junior Team the Black Ducks. We kick of […]

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25.03.2012 wheelcats vs sydney

Young Wheelcats Continue to Set Tone

Despite travelling to Sydney over the weekend without a number of key players, the Be Active Perth Wheelcats continue to set the tone in the National Wheelchair Basketball League remaining undefeated and on top of the league ladder after round 3. Brant Garvey, Robert Pike and Shaun Norris were all missing from the Be Active […]

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Wheelchair Sports Head to the Races

Wheelchair Sports enjoyed a day at the races on Wednesday 21st March, with nearly 40 members turning up to enjoy the fun. To add to the fun and excitement of the day, we had our very own WSWA Punters Club, with the seniors battling it out against the rest of us, to win bragging rights […]

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19.03.2012 nhcs perth

National Handcycling Series Hits Perth

The National Handcycling Series hit Perth over the weekend with some of the fastest times of the summer posted by athletes. The annual event is the highlight on the handcycling calendar for our WA athletes and Wheelchair Sports WA and if you haven’t had a chance to watch these guys ride, make sure you come […]

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Be Active Western Stars Continue to Sparkle

History has shown us that you can never write off the Be Active Western Stars. Going into season 2012 severely undermanned no one knew what to expect from the girls this season. Over the weekend though, the Stars gave us a taste of what me might be able to expect from them as they chase […]

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Be Active Wheelcats Consolidate Top Spot

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have solidified their position on top of the NWBL ladder following two impressive wins against the Adelaide Thunder over the weekend. Coach Kelvin Browner made several changes to the team that travelled to Dandenong for the league launch a fortnight ago, allowing Amber Merrit, Sam Clark and Andrew Liddawi to […]

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WA Boys to Represent Australia

It is with great pleasure to announce that West Australians Chris Barty and Michael Debenham have been named in the Australian team to represent Australia in the AFC Dream Asia Cerebral Palsy Football Tournament. The team is: Players 1. David Barber, QLD (Captain) 2. Chris Pyne, NSW, (Vice Captain) 3. Ben Atkins, NSW 4. Brett […]

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WA Feature at National Wheelchair Rugby Series

WA based wheelchair rugby players Nick Peters, Zeb Gibson and Aaron Camm have made a brilliant impression in the first round of the National Wheelchair Rugby Series. Teamed up with Ryley Batt and Matt Mitchell, our boys donned the black and gold and showed the rugby in Perth is making a comeback. Unfortunately Scott Joyce […]

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Young Guns Selected for Dubai Tournament

Western Australians Jake Kavangah, Adam Deans, Kayl Jeffrey and Nick Radovich have all been selected to play for Australia in an up coming wheelchair basketball tournament in Dubai. The tournament will be held from 5 April through to 12 April. Add to this that that Rod Hislop, long time referee and 2011 Volunteer of the […]

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01.03.2012 banister nba

Wheelchair Sports Facilities Audit

Wheelchair Sports WA offers a range of sporting, social and recreational opportunities for members living all over the metropolitan area. We have put together a facilities audit in order to illustrate the facilities we have used over the past 24 months, in sport, recreation and social. Not only is Wheelchair Sports WA dedicated to offering […]

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Be Active Western Stars Name Captain

Ahead of the Star’s opening round of games in Sydney, the team has selected Clare Nott as the Be Active Western Stars Captain for season 2012. With the retirement (or should we say temporary hiatus) of Mandy Bonavita, Clare steps into Mandy’s shoes as she looks to lead the Stars deep into the latter parts […]

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29.02.2012 gardiner

Road to London: Darren Gardiner

On target for his fourth Paralympic Games, Powerlifter Darren Gardiner, says London 2012 will be his last. Nicknamed ‘Bear’, due to the roar he makes in pre-competition warm up, he’s a great example of a power athlete who keeps it simple and gets results. While ‘Bear’ goes into every competition with the mentality of, ‘whatever […]

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28.02.2012 echuca

Handcyclists in Echuca

Our biggest travelling team of Handcyclists has returned from the Echuca Round of the National Handcycling Series with a swag of medals. Our WA team of six cyclists including Nigel Barley, Peter Allen, Craig Parsons, James Ormerod and new comers to the National Circuit Louise Mofflin and Richard Williams returned with a total of seven […]

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26.02.2012 deans

Wheelcats on Top Early

As the London 2012 Paralympic Games approach, Be Active Perth Wheelcats Players Shaun Norris, Adam Deans and Kim Robins are using the 2012 National Wheelchair Basketball League as the perfect preparation to press their claims for a place in the Australian Wheelchair Basketball team. Shaun tasted success with the Rollers in 2008 bringing home a […]

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19.02.2012 gliders silver

Stars Win in Osaka

The Australian Gliders Wheelchair basketball team have taken out the Osaka Cup in Japan on Sunday, after defeating Canada in the Gold Medal game by 59-50. Three players all finished with a team best 14 points, with Cobi Crispin reeling in 8 rebounds to go with her 14 points, while Kylie Gauci and Sarah Stewart […]

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16.02.2012 banister nba

Athlete of the Month: Andrew Bannister

Congratulations Andrew Bannister who is the winner of the North Beach Athlete of the Month for January. Andrew is AWD T36 WA state champion in the 100m, 200m & 400m (and the first athlete with a disability to win a club award in WA). He wins this award for always giving his best efforts and […]

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16.02.2012 wse

Danny Green Visits Wheelchair Sports WA at the World Sports Expo

The Jetts Fitness World Sports Expo (WSE) was on again this past weekend at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. A dedicated team of Wheelchair Sports volunteers from a variety of sports generously gave up their time to show Western Australia what Wheelchair Sports is all about. We were lucky enough to be visitied on […]

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The Tipping Season Kicks Off

As the footy and horse racing seasons spring into action, so does the Senior Wheelies tipping competitions. The tipping competitions take place throughout the year, allowing Wheelchair Sports WA members the opportunity to compete against other members, to tip the best. The competitions are fun and easy to get involved in, with great prizes to […]

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SCIPA (Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity) Full-On

Regular physical activity through upper body training is effective in improving fitness and psychological well-being in people with spinal cord injury. However there are now reports that regular and intensive activity-based therapies promote neurological improvement. These therapies include partial body-weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT), functional electrical stimulation-assisted leg exercise, and exercises to improve control of trunk […]

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The 2012 HBF Rottnest Channel Swim

The 2012 HBF Rottnest Channel Swim was held this Saturday (25th February 2012), at Cottesloe Beach the race was a distance of 19.7km, finishing at Thomson Bay on Rottnest Island. There was talk before the race that it may not go ahead due to bad weather conditions, but luckily enough for the 2,300 participants that […]

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2012 NWBL Season Starts This Weekend

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats are set to start their 2012 campaign in Melbourne this weekend where they will take on the Dandenong Rangers, Sydney Uni and last year’s league champions the Wollongong Roller Hawks. The cluster round is a first for the National Wheelchair Basketball League and is an initiative from Basketball Australia to […]

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31.01.2012 Madi

Madison De Rozario’s Perfect start to 2012

Wheelchair Sports WA member, Madison De Rozario has joined fellow Australian Kurt Fearnley in an Australian-double at the annual Oz Day 10km wheelchair race around Sydney’s historic Rocks district. The 18 year old Success resident, who burst onto the international scene as a 14 year old where she won a silver medal at the Beijing […]

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31.01.2012 wse

World Sports Expo 2012

The Jetts Fitness World Sports Expo (WSE) is on again in 2012 with a huge range of exhibitors and sports ready to answer ALL your questions, show you the latest and greatest in equipment and apparel as well as assist with any health and wellness queries! Our philosophy is simple ‘We want to get people […]

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31.01.2012 nigel home

Nigel Barley WA’s best

The Nigel Barley Show Nigel began this year like he does most, claiming his 7th National Championship in both the Road Race and Time Trial disciplines of handcycling. From there Nigel competed in a series of World Cup events in the lead up to the 2011 UCI Paracycling World Championships, where he went on to […]

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Road to London: Shaun Norris

Wheelchair basketballer Shaun Norris is set to represent Australia at his 3rd Paralympics in 2012. Shaun Norris was a starting five member of Australian Rollers that claimed Gold in Beijing and then backed that up with a World Championships Gold Medal in 2010. After a silver medal with the Rollers in 2004, Shaun realised his […]

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Junior Camp 2012 set to be a Scorcher

This years Junior Camp was set to be a scorcher with temperatures soaring past 40 degrees, we were in for a hot one!! So with our sun cream and water bottles at the ready, we prepared for a weekend packed full of fun and adventure at the picturesque Point Walter Recreation Camp. On Friday afternoon, […]

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Riding for the Disabled Opens in South West

Riding for the Diasabled Opens in South West Riding for the Disabled Association of Western Australia (RDA WA) are excited to announce the opening of their Margaret River Branch in our South West. Riding for the Disabled Association of Western Australia (RDA WA) is a voluntary, not for profit organisation whose primary aim is to […]

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Local Sporting Champions Grants Available

Do you know a Local Sporting Champion? Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for a state or national championships? If yes, then you or your team could be eligible […]

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