The Australian Rollers’ Rio redemption has continued in Tokyo at the World Challenge Cup where they have finished the tournament unbeaten as their preparation for the AOZ qualifiers continues.
A furious fourth quarter from the Australian Rollers has seen them defeat Japan by the narrowest of margins, 70-69, in the first game of their World Challenge Cup.
Basketball Australia is delighted to announce a new four year apparel partnership with global sportswear brand PEAK Sport.
In their first international tours since the Rio Paralympics and under new coach Craig Friday, the Australian Rollers completed friendly series’ in the Netherlands and Belgium at the Parantee Paralympics Championship Tournament.
Basketball Australia is excited to announce the appointment of Craig Friday as Head Coach of the Australian Rollers following an interview process conducted by Basketball Australia High Performance Managers in conjunction with the Australian Paralympic Committee.
In the lead up to the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, few believed Australia’s men’s wheelchair basketball team would be serious contenders, not least of which the players themselves.
The Australian Rollers have finished the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in sixth place, falling to host nation Brazil 69-70 in a nail-biting classification game.
A stunning 45-20 second half from Great Britain has ended the Rio 2016 hopes of Australia, defeated 74-51 in the Quarter-Final.
Having finished third in Group A with a 4-1 record, the Australian Rollers have set up a clash with Great Britain in the Quarter-Finals of the Rio 2016 Paralympics, a team that finished second in Group B with a 4-1 record as well.
Finishing 4-1 in the group stage of the 2016 Paralympic Games following a 68-55 victory over Japan, the Australian Rollers must now await results from the other pool games before their Quarter-Final opponent can be known.
The Australian Rollers have missed a chance to secure top position in Group A at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, falling to Spain 64-75 in their penultimate pool stage game.
In a physical encounter, Australia have defeated the 2012 Paralympic gold medalists Canada 78-53 to stay on top of Group A over halfway through the pool stage.
The Australian Rollers have made it two from two in the group stage of the 2016 Rio Paralympics, coming from behind in the final term against Turkey to secure a 62-60 victory and move closer to taking top spot in Group A.
The Australian Rollers have started the 2016 Paralympic Games in style, defeating the Netherlands 70-50 in their opening game of the group stage.