What we do
National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL)
Our local team the ROLLER HAWKS, entered the elite national competition in 2001 and have lifted the trophy of National Champions 3 times and competed in the Grand Final on 6 occasions. Our current home-grown talent, who have come up though the Junior Development Program, are currently Paralympians and/or National Representatives, who now play in the NWBL.
The Country Cup is a State-based competition with teams representing various regional wheelchair basketball centres, including Illawarra Wheelchair Basketball. Our 'Roller Eagles' have been State champions for 8 years and are current champions.
Slam Down Under
SLAM is THE BIG Event of the year held in October of every year at Shellharbour City Stadium. It is a full weekend of 3 Divisions where beginners, paralympians, state representatives and veterans ,play 8-10 games over the weekend. The 3 courts of the Stadium are packed with wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, a lot of sweaty T shirts and plenty of fun and friendship as 200-300 "weekend athletes" have a taste of BIG EVENT competition.
Unfortunately WSNSW has decided to take over our Slam event and change its name to a FESTIVAL. So this year 2022 it will no longer be run by our 20 years of fantastic volunteers and bench officials. It will be held in NOWRA, run by WSNSW.
Come & Try Sessions
Everyone has to start somewhere, sometime, somehow.
Our current members usually get in a sports chair for the first time ..
When they are recovering after an accident
Didn't know about wheelchair sport
Believed sport was not an option for them because of mobility issues.
Thought wheelchair sport was just for the young and dream of being Paralympians
Have left it too late and are now too old.
Are too shy to give a try.
Are just not the athletic type.
Our oldest participant is 80 years old...and is now a "demon" in the chair.
We cater for our community members affected by spinal cord, injury, spina bifida and any mobility issues that preclude you from participating in AB (Able Body) sports or exercise.
Wheelchair Sport = FUN, FITNESS
THRILLS & SPILLS
Tuesday Juniors 8 - 18 years
Wednesday Adults 18 - 80+ years
Thursday ENTRY LEVEL
Getting started for ALL