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Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team

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IWBF zone  Asia Oceania
Appearances  15
Coach  Ben Ettridge
National federation  Basketball Australia
Nickname(s)  Rollers
Appearances  12
Location  Australia
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Medals  Gold: 1996, 2008 Silver: 2004, 2012
Medals  Gold: 2010 , 2014 Bronze: 2006

The Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team is the men's wheelchair basketball side that represents Australia in international competitions. The team is known as the Rollers. Australia took the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

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Australia has competed at every men's wheelchair basketball tournament at the Paralympic Games except 1964. Kevin Coombs was Australia's the first captain of the men's wheelchair basketball team.

The Rollers qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics by winning the 2015 Asia Oceania Qualifying Tournament and finished sixth. .

Performance in World Championships

  • 1973 -
  • 1975 -
  • 1979 -
  • 1983 -
  • 1986 -
  • 1990 - 6th
  • 1994 -
  • 1998 - 4th
  • 2002 - 4th
  • 2006 - Bronze
  • 2010 - Gold
  • 2014 - Gold
  • 1960 Summer Paralympics

  • Team Members - Men - John Turich (captain), Roger Cockerill, Kevin Coombs, Chris O'Brien, Kevin Cunningham, Gary Hooper, Bill Mather-Brown, Bruno Moretti, Frank Ponta
  • Results included: Israel d Australia 22-5 ; Australia d Belgium 26-0 ; United States d Australia 32-10. Results may be incomplete.

    1964 Summer Paralympics

    Australia did not field a team at the 1964 Summer Paralympics.

    1968 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 9th among 13 teams.

  • Team Members – Kevin Bawden, Peter Burt, Brian Chambers, Kevin Cunningham, Kevin Coombs, Bill Mather-Brown, John Martin, Robert McIntyre, Bruno Moretti, Frank Ponta, Noel Simmons, Dom Watts
  • 1972 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 8th among 9 teams.
    In the preliminary rounds, Australian results were: United States 85 v Australia 29 ; Israel 101 v Australia 36 ; France 74 v Australia 53 . Australia finished 8th in the tournament.

  • Team Members - Brian Chambers, Kevin Coombs, Terry Giddy, John Martin, Robert McIntyre, Hugh Patterson, Frank Ponta, Victor Salvemini
  • 1976 Summer Paralympics

    'Finished 10th among 21 teams
    Australian results: Sweden 79 v Australia 51, Belgium 43 v Australia 30, United States 93 v Australia 34, Australia 57 v Japan 42. Australia did not qualify for the finals.

  • Team Members - Kevin Bawden, John Kidd, Stan Kosmala, Ray Letheby, John Martin, Robert McIntyre, Richard Oliver, Frank Ponta, Eric Russell, Victor Salvamini Coach - Les Mathews .
  • 1980 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 13th among 17 teams

  • Team Members - Rene Ahrens, Robert Augustine, Kevin Bishop, Peter Burt, Kevin Coombs, Len Ettridge, Erich Hubel, Robert McIntyre, Brian McNicholl, Kevin Munro, Richard Oliver, Fred Pointer
  • 1984 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 11th among 18 teams

  • Team Members - Michael Callahan, Kevin Coombs, David Gould, Erich Hubel, Ch. Ikstrum, Michael McFaun, Nick Morozoff, Richard Oliver, P. Peterson, M. Pope ; Coach - Bruno Moretti
  • 1988 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 10th among 17 teams

  • Team Members – Troy Andrews, Sandy Blythe, Stuart Ewin, David Gould, Michael Haughey, Gerry Hewson, Erich Hubel, Michael McFawn, Richard Oliver, Christopher Sparks, Stephen Trestrail, Michael Walker
  • 1992 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 9th among 12 teams

  • Team Members – Troy Andrews, Sandy Blythe, Michael Callahan, Stuart Ewin, David Gould, Gerry Hewson, Errol Hyde, Timothy Maloney, Richard Oliver, Troy Sachs, Stephen Trestrail, Michael Walker ; Coach – Michael Tucker Official – Graham Gould (escort)
  • 1996 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 1st among 12 teams.
    The team beat Great Britain for the Gold Medal with a final score of 78:63.

  • Team Members - Troy Andrews, Sandy Blythe, Orfeo Cecconato, Ben Cox, Stuart Ewin, David Gould, Gerard Hewson, Timothy Maloney, Nicholas Morris, Richard Oliver, David Selby, Troy Sachs ; Coaches Mark Walker (Head Coach), Evan Bennett (Assistant Coach) Graham Gould (Mechanic/Operations)
  • Detailed Results - Wheelchair basketball at the 1996 Summer Paralympics – Men

    2000 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 5th among 12 teams

  • Team Members – Troy Andrews, Sandy Blythe, David Gould, Shaun Groenewegen, Gerry Hewson, Adrian King, Michael McFawn, Nick Morris, Brad Ness, Shane Porter, Brook Quinn, Troy Sachs Coaches – Bob Turner (Head), Michael Walker, Richard Oliver Officials – Fred Heidt (Manager), John Camens, Graham Gould
  • Detailed Results - Wheelchair basketball at the 2000 Summer Paralympics – Men

    2004 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 2nd among 12 teams.
    The Australian's were beaten by Canada 53:70 in the Gold Medal match.

  • Team Members - David Selby, Grant Mizens, Campbell Message, Brendan Dowler, Brad Ness, Adrian King, Daryl Taylor, Andrew Flavel, Shaun Norris, Tristan Knowles, Troy Sachs, Justin Eveson ; Coaches - Bernard Treseder (Head), Alan Cox (Assistant), Craig Friday (Assistant Technical) ; Officials - Kelvin Browner (Manager)
  • Detailed Results - Wheelchair basketball at the 2004 Summer Paralympics – Men

    2008 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 1st among 12 teams.
    The team beat Canada 72:60 in the Final

  • Team Members - Justin Eveson, Tige Simmons, Grant Mizens, Michael Hartnett, Brendan Dowler, Dylan Alcott, Adrian King, Brett Stibners, Tristan Knowles, Troy Sachs, Shaun Norris, Brad Ness ; Coaches- - Ben Ettridge, Craig Friday (Assistant) ; Officials - Kevin Browner (Section Manager), Ian Lowther (Physiotherapist)
  • Detailed Results - Wheelchair basketball at the 2008 Summer Paralympics – Men

    2012 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 2nd among 12 teams.
    The team was defeated by Canada 58:64 in the Gold Medal match.

  • Team members - Justin Eveson (4.5), Bill Latham (4.0), Brett Stibners (4.0), Shaun Norris (3.0), Michael Hartnett (1.0), Tristan Knowles (4.0), Jannik Blair (1.0), Tige Simmons (1.0), *Grant Mizens (2.0), Dylan Alcott (1.0), Nick Taylor (2.0), Brad Ness (4.5) ; Coaches - Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Matteo Feriani (Assistant Coach), Tom Kyle (Assistant Coach)
  • Detailed Results - Wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics - Men

    2016 Summer Paralympics

    Finished 6th among 12 teams.

  • Team members - Josh Allison (d), Jannik Blair, Adam Deans (d), Tristan Knowles, Bill Latham, Matthew McShane (d), Brad Ness, Shaun Norris, Tom O'Neill-Thorne (d), Shawn Russell (d), Tige Simmons, Brett Stibners ; Coaches - Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Luke Brennan (Assistant), Tom Kyle (Assistant Coach), Jeremy Synot (Video Coach) ; Program Manager - Leigh Gooding ; Health Coordinator & Team Physiotherapist - Jesse Adams
  • Detailed Results - Wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

    2006 World Championships

    Finished 3rd among

  • Team Members - Justin Eveson, Brett Stibners, Tristan Knowles, Shaun Norris, Andrew Flavell, Darryl Taylor, Adrian King, Tige Simmons, Jace Claree, Shaun Groenewegen, Brendan Dowler, Brad Ness ; Coaches - Murray Treseder (Head Coach), Mal Keene (Assistant Coach) ; Officials - Kelvin Browner (Manager), Ian Lowther (Physiotherapist).
  • 2010 World Championships

    Finished 1st

  • Team Members -Justin Eveson (4.5), Bill Latham (4.0), Brett Stibners (4.0), Shaun Norris (3.0), Michael Hartnett (1.0), Tristan Knowles (4.0), John McPhall (3.0), Tige Simmons (1.0), Grant Mizens (2.0), Dylan Alcott (1.0), Jeremy Doyle (1.0), Brad Ness (4.5) ; Coaches - Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Craig Friday (Assistant Coach), Tom Kyle (Assistant Coach) ; Officials - Leigh Gooding (Manager), Jesse Adams (Physiotherapist), Jo Vaile (Physiologist)
  • 2014 World Championships

    Finished 1st

  • Team Members - Joshua Allison, Jannik Blair, Adam Deans, Justin Eveson, Michael Hartnett, Tristan Knowles, Bill Latham, Brad Ness, Shaun Norris, Tom O'Neill-Thorne, Luke Pople , Nick Taylor; Coaches - Ben Ettridge (Head Coach), Craig Friday (Assistant Coach), Luke Brennan (Assistant Coacch) ; Officials - Leigh Gooding (Team Manager), Jesse Adams (Physiotherapist), Jo Vaile (Recover Specialist)
  • References

    Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team Wikipedia


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