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19.12.2013 Tennis Web

Summer Social Tennis In Full Swing

We have reached the Christmas Break and so we are halfway through our Summer Social Tennis Program! We have had our first three sessions and we will now have a two week break over the Christmas and New Year Period, resuming on: 7th January 18:00-20:00 14th January 18:00-20:00 21st January 18:00-20:00   The sessions are […]

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19.12.2013 Gliders Web

Australian Gliders Report

On the 17th of November 5 of the 6 WA Australian squad female wheelchair basketball athletes flew to Bangkok for the Asia Oceania championships to compete for 1 of 3 spots in the 2014 world championships. The first days were all about training, acclimatisation to surroundings and a bit of relaxation before the hard work […]

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19.12.2013 Xmas Party Web

Wheelchair Sports WA Christmas Party

The Annual Wheelchair Sports WA Christmas Party was held on sunny Saturday 7th December at Claremont Showgrounds. It was a change of venue for the Christmas Party this year, which is normally held at Osborne Park Showgrounds, however the new venue proved to be a great hit with all of those who were able to […]

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18.12.2013 Brant Web 1

Paratriathlete Becomes an Ironman

Ironman Report – Brant Garvey There were a lot of firsts on the 8th of December for me: First time I had ever swam 3.8kms in open water First time I had ever cycled 180km on a bike First time I had ever ran a marathon First Australian above knee amputee to complete an Ironman […]

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18.12.2013 WSWA in the community

WSWA in the Community

The week of December 2nd was Disability Awareness week with the International Day of Disability on Tuesday 3rd marking the 20th Anniversary of the Disability Services Act. It was therefore a very busy week for Wheelchair Sports WA in the community. Here are some short reports on the programs that were run that week. Tuesday […]

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16.12.2013 Shents Day Web

Shenton Park Visit WSWA

On Friday 29th November, Wheelchair Sports WA hosted some patients from Shenton Park at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre. Our guests from Shenton Park had the opportunity to try a range of sports that Wheelchair Sports offers including Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball, Handcycling and Boccia. The day included a lunch and a talk from Paralympian […]

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27.11.2013 Handcyclists Web

WSWA Handcyclists Tackle the Santos Great Bike Ride

Sunday 24th November saw four of our hand cyclists down on Riverside Drive at 6am for the start of the Santos Great Bike Hike. Richard Williams, Craig Parsons, Louise Mofflin and Peter Allen were sponsored by Wheelchair Sports to take part in this gruelling 53km ride. There are some awesome hills on this ride, including […]

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27.11.2013 Shenton Lunch Web

WSWA and Spinal WA Lunch Excursion

Wheelchair Sports WA and Spinal WA came together on Friday 15th November to take some of those currently in rehabilitation at Shenton Park out for lunch. Seven current patients were collected from Shenton Park by former WCSWA Volunteer of the Year, Peter ‘Yogi’ Houlis and were driven to the Left Bank where they were able […]

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27.11.2013 Bowls

WSWA’s Bowls Program Is Ready to Roll

On a hot and sunny Friday 22nd November, the much anticipated first Bowls WA selection event was held at Manning Bowling Club. For a number of years we have been seeking to get the sport of Bowls up and running as an option for our members. We are delighted to say that we have finally […]

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27.11.2013 Ben, Nang and their coach Scott

Personal Bests at the IPC Powerlifting Championships

Both Ben Wright and Nang Nguyen did incredibly well at their debut International Powerlifting Competitions at the IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in early November. Nang lifted 115kg, 120kg and then 124kg in the 54kg category which is a great achievement for him, unfortunately the competition were stronger on the day with a competitor from […]

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Wheelchair Sports Seeking New Coaches

Wheelchair Sports WA is currently seeking applications from interested parties for a number of voluntary coaching positions in the sports of wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.   Wheelchair Sports WA is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the delivery of a range of sports, recreation and social programs for people with a physical disability in Western […]

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14.11.2013 Sports Star Awards

WSWA 18th Annual Sports Star Awards

Wheelchair Sports WA’s 18th Annual Sports Star of the Year Awards were held on Friday 8th November at the iconic Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Scarborough. Over 200 guests arrived at 18:30 and were warmly greeted by drinks and the sounds of strings as official photos were taken and pleasantries exchanged. Music was provided by the […]

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06.11.2013 Little Dribblers Web

Little Dribblers Trip to TimeZone

Fremantle’s TimeZone didn’t know what hit them on Saturday 2nd November! We had a fantastic turnout from our Little Dribblers for Saturday’s excursion to Fremantle, with kids and adults alike chomping at the bit to get their hands on Air Hockey, Shoot ‘em ups and racing games. Our Little Dribblers program is for our younger […]

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05.11.2013 Aus Team

Wheelchair Sports WA Athletes called up to Australia Squad

Wheelchair Sports WA is proud to announce that ten of our own Basketballers have been called up to represent Australia at the upcoming Kitakyushu Cup in Japan as well as the AOZ World Championship Qualifiers in Thailand. Both the Gliders and Rollers teams will contest the Asia Oceania Qualifiers to qualify for the 2014 World […]

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05.11.2013 Handcycling Web

Handcycling Super Series Season Opener

The Handcycling Super Series kicked off on Sunday the 20th October and we were hoping for a big turn out of riders. Unfortunately Mother Nature tried her best to scare off a would be large number of cyclists and succeeded. Only six riders turned up in the end and it ended up being a perfect […]

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05.11.2013 Golf Day Web

WSWA Charity Golf Day

The Wheelchair Sports WA Charity Golf Day was held at Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club, Mandurah on a beautifully sunny Friday 1st November.  We received fantastic support from our stakeholders, especially the Surf Industry, with 18 teams of four players entered on the day. The day started bright and early with check-ins and breakfast […]

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Wheelchair Sports WA Annual General Meeting

The Wheelchair Sports WA Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 30th October. The AGM was slick and efficient with a good number of members in attendance. It was announced that all seven current Board Members have renominated for another term which is great news. As per our constitution, Wheelchair Sports WA may have up […]

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31.10.2013 Andrew Break the Boundary

Andrew Liddawi takes on Cape to Cape

If you thought wheelchair sports were limited to flat surfaces and water, then guess again! Andrew Liddawi has not only proven the point that despite living with a disability, you can get out into the mountainous terrain, but he has also entered the history books as the first and only Australian to compete in an […]

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Be Active Western Stars Go All The Way

The Be Active Western Stars travelled to Sydney on the 6th of September as one of four teams to compete in the Finals series, bringing home something special. Unfortunately they went without WNBL superstar Deanna Smith who joined our girls during the season, and played an integral part in their journey to the finals. However, […]

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19.09.2013 tennis fun day

Wheelchair Tennis Fun Day

Great fun despite the rain! – On Saturday 14th September, there was a tennis ‘come and try it’ day, held at the State Tennis Centre. The weather tried it’s very hardest to disrupt the day, however the tennis ‘come and try it’ day still proved to be a popular event. The day started with a […]

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17.09.2013 Charlie

New Program Coordinator

Wheelchair Sports WA is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Maughan to the role of Program Coordinator. Charlie has only recently moved to Australia from London, having graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Business and Marketing degree with honours. In his spare time, Charlie is an avid fan of […]

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Western Enforcers Enjoy Some Rough And Tumble

The 2013 National Wheelchair Rugby Championships (NWRC) were held on Wednesday the 14th to Friday the 16th of August at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre for the second year running and saw five teams battle it out for the title of National Champion, including an overseas contingent. The teams included the defending champions Suncorp Queensland  […]

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Be Active Perth Wheelcats Make History

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have brought home the Charles Ryan Trophy after defeating the Wollongong Rollerhawks 71 – 59 in the Grand Final in Adelaide. The victory was the team’s seventh National Wheelchair Basketball League title, making them the most successful team in the history of the League, edging away from the Sydney Razorbacks […]

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17.09.2013 Ben QLD PB

Powerlifters Raise The Bar

Nang Nguyen and Ben Wright travelled to Brisbane to compete in the National Powerlifting Championships with Australia’s best. The event saw WCSWA athletes Nang Nguyen and Ben Wright make the trip across the country to compete against another 10 athletes from across the country. In Powerlifting, athletes are given three attempts to produce a maximum […]

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15.09.2013 State Comp Web

State Basketball & Rugby Grand Finals

On Sunday 22nd September, the Herb Graham Recreational Centre played host to the scintillating State Wheelchair Basketball & Rugby Grand Finals. There was something special in the air at the Herb Graham Rec Centre for the Grand Finals on Sunday 22nd September. Maybe it was the Dockers’ historic win the night before, that put them […]

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25.08.2013 Life Members Web

Life Members Dinner

Wheelchair Sports WA held its’ annual Life Members Dinner at the Fremantle Sailing Club recently. This key event on the social calendar provides a fantastic opportunity for the organisation to recognise many of the organisation’s greatest contributors from past and present. WSWA CEO Raymond Yong spoke glowingly of the history associated with WSWA and the […]

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City To Surf

48 members of Wheelchair Sports WA participated in the 4km event at the City to Surf recently. The day was a great opportunity for a broad range of members to get together and socialise, whilst also being active at the same time. It was great to see local champion wheelchair athlete and Paralympic silver medallist […]

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Athletes Head to Nationals

Wheelchair Sports WA athletes from both the Powerlifitng and Wheelchair Rugby programs will next week represent Western Australia at their respective National Championships. WA powerlifting duo and Paralympic hopefuls Nang Nguyen and Ben Wright will travel to Queensland for the Australian Championships next weekend. Both athletes have been lifting PB’s in recent tournaments so will […]

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08.08.2013 Aths World Champs

De Rozario and Scott Medal at World Championships

Wheelchair Sports WA athletes Brad Scott and Maddison De Rozario have  returned from the World Athletics Championships with silver and bronze medals respectively. London 2012 silver medallist Scott had a full program across the meet competing in the 400m and 800m. In his less favoured 400m Scott cruised into the final almost two seconds clear […]

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07.08.2013 Politicians

Politicians Exhibition Game Headlines Wheelcats Home Round

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats will now look to the 2013 NWBL Finals Series in Adelaide after beating the RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets twice over the weekend. Shaun Norris was outstanding, scoring at will in the first term with some beautiful shooting from the field .Despite co-captain Justin Eveson struggling due to illness Norris controlled […]

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Home Court Advantage Sees Wheelcats Beat Victoria

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats remain undefeated on top of the NWBL ladder after beating Team Victoria twice over the weekend. Saturday night’s game saw a huge crowd descend on the home of Wheelchair Sports the Herb Graham Recreation Centre with the Wheelcats suffocating the Victorian side from the outset. However to Victoria’s credit Daniel […]

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23.07.2013 Cats Adelaide Article

Wheelcats Demolish Adelaide to Remain Undefeated

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have returned home with two commanding wins over the Adelaide Thunder in Round 3 of the NWBL. Despite Adelaide’s home court advantage and the Perth side missing their leading scorer Justin Eveson the Wheelcats raced to a 26-4 lead at the first break. The Cats dominated the post with Brad […]

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CEO Update

Dear Members, Having been in the role for about three and a half months, I thought I’d give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to in that time. While we’re a sporting organisation, I won’t use this newsletter to mention our results and achievements in the many sports in which our members […]

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15.07.2013 Stars Rd 3 Photo

Stars Soar to Top of the Ladder

The Be Active Western Stars have moved to top of the WNWBL ladder following 3 wins in Sydney over the weekend. A tough first game saw the Be Active Western Stars take on the home side the Stacks Goudkamp Bears. With both teams missing key talls in Deanna Smith (Stars) and Leisl Tesch (Bears) the […]

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11.07.2013 Wheelcats Sydney Round

Be Active Perth Wheelcats Remain Undefeated

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have continued their winning ways returning from Round 3 of the NWBL with two convincing wins over the Sydney Uni Wheelkings. The team was dealt a blow before hitting the court with Australian Rollers team mates Michael Hartnett and Shaun Norris both ruled out of the trip with injury. However […]

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09.07.2013 Cats Rd 1

Rockingham to Hold Wheelchair Basketball Sessions

Wheelchair Sports WA will bring wheelchair basketball to Rockingham throughout Term 3. In conjunction with the City of Rockingham the program will be held weekly at Mike Barnett Basketball Stadium, Dixon Rd Rockingham Fridays 5-7pm. The first session will be held on July 26th with sessions running throughout the school term until September 20th. Sessions […]

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Stem Cell Research Forum

Staff from Wheelchair Sports WA recently attended a seminar on Stem Cell Research for Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). The seminar reported that stem cells have great potential but are still a relatively new field of research. Dr Stephanie Williams, Chief Executive Officer of The Spinal Cord Injury Network said there are currently no stem cell […]

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Wheelchair Sports Social and Recreational Events

Wheelchair Sports WA regularly organises both social and recreational occasions for our members including Comedy Clubs, Fishing, Life Members Dinner, Sports Star Awards, Christmas Party, diving and more… Contact hayden@wheelchairsportswa.org.au for the latest information.

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01.07.2013 Cats Round 2

Wheelcats Top Ladder After Round 2

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats continue to dominate the NWBL competition, returning from round two with three wins to remain undefeated in 2013. Friday night saw the Wheelcats team take on Adelaide Thunder team that showed plenty of promise in round 1 against the RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets. However taming the dominant trio of Eveson, […]

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25.06.2013 Stars Home Round Article

Home Court Advantage Propels Stars into Second Place

As Wheelchair Sports WA played host to the second round of the WNWBL this weekend the Be Active Western Stars claimed a confidence building victory over a star studded Victorian side to go 3-1 for the weekend. In a weekend showcasing the improving depth in women’s wheelchair basketball 10 games were played at Herb Graham […]

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24.06.2013 Plifting Article

Powerlifters Set PB’s in Brisbane

Wheelchair Sports WA power lifters Nang Nguyen and Ben Wright have returned from last weekend’s final Grand Prix round in Brisbane with some fantastic results. Fleetwest Scholarship holder Nang Nguyen finished in second place with a lift of 122 kg, improving on his previous personal best of 116 kg. Nang now moves into second place […]

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19.06.2013 Cats Rd 1

Wheelcats Make Statement in NWBL First Round

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have sent an ominous message to their rivals during the first round of the NWBL, defeating the back to back champions the Wollongong Rollerhawks in both games over the weekend. In game one on Saturday night, Wollongong big man Brett Stibners was on fire early on, despite solid team defence from […]

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14.06.2013 NWBL Preview Article

NWBL Preview

As the Be Active Perth Wheelcats prepare for their grand final rematch against the Wollongong Rollerhawks this weekend we take a look at the 2013 NWBL contenders. Firstly last years champions Wollongong Rollerhawks who will in 2013 be aiming for a historic three-peat of NWBL championships. 2012 saw the Rollerhawks dominate the competition with a […]

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10.06.2013 enforcers-back

Enforcers Undefeated in Tournament 2

The West Coast Enforcers Rugby team has gone through tournament 2 of the NWRS undefeated. Four athletes and program official Steve Walten travelled to Brisbane to take part in the tournament. WCS athletes Aaron Camm, Scott Joyce, Nick Peters and teen debutant Robyn Lambird teamed up with experienced Australian team members Riley Batt and Ryan […]

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07.06.2013 Stars 1st Rd Article

Stars Make Near Perfect Start to Season

The Be Active Western Stars have made a near perfect start to season 2013, returning from the first round of competition in second place with a 3-1 record. Newly appointed captain Amber Merritt was dominant scoring an unbelievable 120 points over the weekend to start the season with an average of 30ppg. After flying in […]

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01.06.2013 Quiz Night Article

Quiz Night 2013 Proves A Success

2013 saw Herb Graham Recreation Centre once again play host to the fourth Annual WCSWA Quiz Night. The “W” themed night was attended by over 340 people with wild and wacky costumes on show. CEO Raymond Yong was in attendance and had the following to say about the event- “ To my colleagues, led by Mandy Basson […]

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30.05.2013 Amber Captain Article

Merritt to Captain Stars in 2013

Rising star Amber Merritt has been announced as the captain of the Be Active Western Stars team for 2013. Coming off a stand out performance at the 2012 London Paralympics 20 year old Merritt will step up to the captain’s role for the first time in 2013. Merritt was a popular choice amongst team mates […]

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28.05.2013 WNWBL Preview

WNWBL Preview

With the Be Active Western Stars in their final preparations before this weekend’s opening WNWBL round in Sydney we take a quick look at their competition. Firstly the reigning champions Victoria (previously Dandenong Rangers), led by Paralympic trio Cobi Crispin, Shelley Chaplin and Leanne Del Toso Victoria have a multitude of scoring options. Aiming for […]

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22.05.2013 Shaun Norris Captain Article

Joint Captains for 2013

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats have this week named Justin Eveson and Shaun Norris as co-captains for the 2013 NWBL season. Both players bring a wealth of international experience to a Wheelcats team laden with talent. Norris led the team to a silver medal in 2012, winning the team’s MVP award and taking out the […]

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09.05.2013 shooting

Shooting Come and Try Day A Success

The Paralympic Shooting program in WA has received a major boost with Australian coaches this weekend visiting the Claremont PCYC to offer guidance to potential athletes attending the APC Come and Try Day. A fantastic turn out for the day impressed visiting coach Miro Sipek who saw many potential athletes and now looks forward to […]

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20 Years 20 Stories-Disability Discrimination Act

Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Chaired a forum in Perth yesterday evening to celebrate and publicise the 20th anniversary of the Discrimination Act. Mr Innes told the audience that in March of this year Australia’s Disability Discrimination Act turned 20. He’d like all of us to share in the celebrations. To recognise how the […]

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02.05.2013 governors-tennis

Governor’s Tennis Day

The inaugural Governor’s Tennis Day was generously hosted by Cottesloe Tennis Club on Friday 12th April. Despite the weather the day was a great success with paralympians Shaun Norris and Nigel Barley on hand to show their Paralympic medals. Rising stars Andrew Dewberry and Georgia Inglis were also recruited to provide a match demonstration to […]

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22.04.2013 national-results

National Results Roundup

Sporting fans were spoilt for choice this week with Wheelchair Sports WA athletes competing in six National Championships across Australia. Athletics, Hand-Cyling, Rugby, Shooting, Swimming and Table Tennis Championships saw athletes travel from Adelaide to Ballarat with some promising results from athletes. The National Age Swimming Championships were held in Adelaide with WCS athletes Ben […]

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08.04.2013 paralympics norris

Norris Wins International Player of the Year

Be Active Perth Wheelcats captain Shaun Norris recently took out his first Sandy Blythe medal at the iiNet Basketball Australia MVP Dinner. Norris averaged 9.6 points at 40.6% FG, 4 assists and 4 rebounds and was oustanding in the Rollers London silver medal campaign. Shaun’s win continues the recent Wheelcats domination of the award with […]

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WCS Quiz Night

WCS’ Annual Quiz Night will be held on Saturday 25th May 7pm at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka. The theme for this year is “W” so come along dressed as anything starting with W and for those who need some creative suggestions: Wizard, Wolf, Wolverine, Whale, Wheelcat, Witch and Willy Wonka. With door, best […]

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Summer Final Results

The Be Active State Summer Basketball Competition has drawn to a close for 2013. The A grade finals were played on Monday 18th March with G-Monsters and Magpies contesting the final. With key players Rob Pike and Kathleen O’Kelly-Kennedy unavailable Magpies struggled from the outset heading into the half time break trailing by 17 points. Brant […]

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WCS Appoints New CEO

Wheelchair Sports WA is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Raymond Yong to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Raymond brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously worked in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore for the antecedent firms of KPMG and Deloittes. His extensive career in financial services working for both […]

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NHS Perth Results

WCS recently hosted the Perth round of the National Handcycling Series with 19 competitors from around Australia and New Zealand involved. The Road Race was hotly contested with Nigel Barley (WA) and Grant Allen (SA) breaking away from the pack on the first lap of the 50 km race to set a blistering pace. A chase […]

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15.03.2013 para opening ceremony

WCS Athletes on National Scene

WCS will be well represented in the coming weeks with many athletes to compete on the national stage. In Wheelchair Basketball news Basketball Australia today announced its U23 Rollers Team to compete at the world cup qualifier in Thailand during June. Included in the team of 12 were WCS athletes Kayl Jeffery, Jake Kavanagh and […]

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Local Rugby Comp Restarts

The State Rugby competition has recommenced with games on Thursday nights. Games will be played at 7:00 and 8:00 timeslots with one team to play a double header each week. Games will follow the national format of 4 x 12 min quarters and the final 2 minutes of each quarter to be timed. The league […]

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Summer Finals Fixtures

The finals fixtures of the Be Active Summer State Basketball competition have now been finalised with A Grade finals to be played next Monday 18th March. Timeslots are: 7:00pm Sonny and Chair V Mighty Purple Dragons 7:50pm Black Ducks V BOHICA 8:40pm Magpies V G-Monsters B Grade finals will be played on the following night […]

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11.03.2013 nhcs perth

RAC Launches Wheels2go

RAC has launched an exciting new program Wheels2go that provides roadside assistance for mobility devices. In most cases an RAC patrol is able to replace flat tyres and batteries and get you back on the road in no time! If RAC are unable to get your device mobile they can help out by arranging a […]

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Paralympic Football Takes Centre Stage at Glory Game

Paralympic Football will take to the big stage next Sunday 17th March at Pattersons Stadium. An exhibition game will be held during half time of the Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix fixture. We wish our WCS athletes luck and if you want to have a look tickets are still available at http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/perthglory/fixturesandresults

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WCS AFL Tipping is Back

For all those budding or experienced tipsters out there WCS is once again running and AFL Tipping competition through 2013. The cost of joining is only $25 and a weekly $15 prize will be given with the remaining pool divided between 1st-3rd placed tipsters. To join go to www.footytips.com.au and click on New Tipsters Join […]

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Greenspeed GTH For Sale

A Greenspeed GTH recumbant hand trike in mint condition is for sale. The bike is extremely manoeuvrable with a tighter turning circle than other hand cycles and may be taken off road making it a great recreational bike. The bike has been used few times as its previous owner sustained a shoulder injury after purchasing. […]

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Last Chance to Join our Day at the Races

If you haven’t already registered your interest for our March social event now is your last chance to join us for “A Day at the Races”. The event will be held on Wednesday 27th March at the Flying Colours restaurant, Ascot Racecourse 12-5pm. A two course roast lunch will be served with a cost of […]

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Footballers Selected in Pararoos

Earlier this month 3 WCS football athletes were invited to attend the Pararoos training camp in Sydney. Chris Barty, Michael Debenham and Jordan De Stefano flew the WA flag at the camp with Chris and Michael selected to compete at the Canadian Invitational Tournament in April. The tournament will be a lead up to the […]

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01.03.2013 wheelcats finals

Wheelcats Shave for Charity

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats will be shaving and colouring their hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave. The shave will happen on Friday 15th March with the venue TBC and all money raised will go directly to the Leukaemia Foundation to aid blood cancer research in Australia. This is a great cause with […]

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Powerlifters Set Huge PB’s

WCS Powerlifters Ben Wright and Nang Nguyen have both produced stellar PB performances at the recent QLD State Powerlifting Championships. Ben Wright was the biggest improver of the meet with a whopping 10kg PB to lift 150kg in the 88kg weight division. Also performing well was Nang Nguyen who lifted 116kg in the 54kg weight […]

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Fury Cricketer Takes the Dive for WCS

Western Fury spinner Mel Holmes will sky dive from 10,000 ft next month to raise funds for Wheelchair Sports WA. A star performer for the WA women’s cricket team Mel has been an avid supporter of WCS and has a strong personal connection to the association. “One of my best mates is confined to a […]

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31.01.2013 2012 swimming nationals

WCS Swimmers Shine at State Champs

WCS was well represented at the recent Swimming WA State Open and Age Long Course Championships with our swimmers posting numerous personal best times and picking up severl medals along the way. Liam Smith had a busy but very successful meet competing in 8 events and taking out first place in 7 of those events. […]

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Powerlifting Come and Try Day

If you’re looking for a new sport to start the new year then why not try Powerlifting? WA has produced some world class power lifters in recent years with the emergence of Nang Nguyen and Ben Wright aiming for Rio 2016. The event willl be held on Saturday 2nd February 2-4pm at the Western Force […]

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Junior Camp 2013

Last Friday night a group of 20 eager campers arrived at Point Walter Recreation Centre for Junior Camp 2013. After settling into our rooms we were treated to a delicious BBQ followed by chocolate cake that went down a treat before starting our quiz night. It was an early start on Saturday with a quick […]

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Be Active Wheelcats Showcase Skills at Wildcats Game

The Be Active Perth Wheelcats had the opportunity to play an exhibition game at the Perth Wildcats v Cairns Taipans game on Friday 18th January. In front of a huge crowd of nearly 12,000 the Be Active Perth Wheelcats put on a display of their skills during two demonstration games, which took place prior to […]

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14.01.2013 state comp 2012

Summer Basketball Starts Again

Registrations for the Summer basketball competition are now open. The competition runs for 6 weeks starting on Monday 4th February for A grade and Tuesday 5th February for B grade finishing on the 18th/19th March. Games will be played at the Herb Graham Rec Centre with timeslots of 6:50, 7:40 and 8:30. If you would […]

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February Seniors Lunch

The Senior Wheelies are holding their first event of 2013 on Saturday March 16th at Herb Graham from 12:30. Come along to catch up with friends and start 2013 with a great day out! A roast lunch with beer, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee will be provided, members $10 per head and $15 for […]

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