Aust U25 Women’s Wheelchair team depart for Canada

The Australian women’s U25 wheelchair team departed Australia for Toronto, Canada on Monday to take part in the first ever women’s U25 world wheelchair basketball championship.

In what is a milestone event in the ongoing growth of wheelchair basketball around the globe, the IWBF event, which is hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Brock University provides a legacy of unprecedented opportunity for young women in sport.

Teams from all over the globe will compete in the championships including, Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the USA.

The Australians will be coached by Paralympian Gerry Hewson and assisted by three-time Paralympian (1996, 2000, 2004) Alison Mosely.

AUSTRALIAN U25 WOMEN WHEELCHAIR TEAM 2011

Caitlin DE WIT
Cobi CRISPIN
Bridie KEAN
Amber MERRITT
Natalie HODGES
Sarah VINCI
Katherine REED
Jessica PELLOW
Natalie ALEXANDER
Ella SABLJAK
Rachel COADY
Georgia INGLIS

Head Coach: Gerry Hewson
Team Manager: Jane Kyle
Team Physio: Paula Peralta
Assistant Coach:
Alison Mosely

Assistant Coach: Matthew Dunstan

Draw for Australia

Pool A

Mexico
Australia
USA
Great Britain

Pool B

South Africa
Japan
Canada
Germany

Tournament schedule for Australia

July 15   13:15     GB v Aus
July 16   14:45     AUS v US
July 17   11:00     Mex v AUS
July 18   rest day
July 19   Quarter Finals
July 20   Semi final
July 21   Final

Click here to visit the official Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship website




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