Wheelchair Basketball

Bulldogs take Canadian wheelchair basketball crown with thrilling two-point win

By Gary Anderson

April 6 - The victorious Bulldogs of Quebec celebrate their Canadian Championship win in Burlington ©Wheelchair Basketball CanadaA captain's performance from Maxime Poulin saw the Bulldogs of Quebec overcome provincial rivals Gladiateurs de Laval to claim the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship in Burlington tonight.

Saskatchewan overcome defending champions Quebec to take Canadian junior wheelchair basketball crown

By Gary Anderson

March 30 – The victorious Saskatchewan squad celebrate their win over Quebec in the Canadian Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championships ©Wheelchair Basketball CanadaNik Goncin was the star of the show as he led his Saskatchewan side to victory over Quebec in a thrilling final of the Canadian Junior National Wheelchair Basketball Championships, scoring 26 points while taking 13 rebounds and making eight assists.

Australia names provisional 21-man squad for Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - Australia has named its provisional squad for the 2014 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships ©Getty Images Defending champions Australia have named a provisional 21-man squad who will be in contention to represent the side at this year's men's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Incheon.

Tickets go on sale for 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships ©Wheelchair Basketball Canada/Phillip MacCallumMarch 20 - Tickets have gone on sale for the 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships to mark just three months to go until the start of the tournament in Toronto. 

Match schedule revealed for 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 7 - Brazil and London 2012 bronze medal winners the Netherlands are two of the sides heading to Toronto in June ©Getty Images The competition schedule for the largest Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships to date has been revealed and sees defending champions the United States open up with a tough encounter against Olympic silver medallists Australia.

First ever university-level Wheelchair Basketball Championships to be held in Britain

By Nick Butler

A student tournament is a further way to increase the appeal of the sport among the young By Nick Butler February 28 – Five English universities will descend on Worcester this weekend for the first ever Wheelchair Basketball Universities Championships.  The event, in which the University of Worcester, Nottingham Trent University, Durham University, the University of Northampton and Sheffield Hallam University will participate, will take place on Sunday (March 2)  It will be the first competition of its kind in the UK for Universities to compete at disability sport giving them the opportunity for their disabled students to play alongside their peers. It will take place in a round-robin before a knock out stage and could see teams playing either six or seven matches.  British Wheelchair Basketball’s Education Officer, Oliver Mitchell, said: “British Wheelchair Basketball has just begun to work within the HE sector, and it is hoped that from this inaugural competition, the HE wheelchair basketball competition framework shall be significantly developed and provide students with further meaningful competitive opportunities in the future. “ University of Northampton Wheelchair Basketball President, Brian Hinton, said “We like to see ourselves as one of the forerunners in University wheelchair basketball, pushing for more University collaboration and believe that this Championship is going to open the flood gates for future development of the sport.  “As a University, I'm not sure some understand the history we're about to make as a sport, yet they are very much supportive and are supplying us with everything we need to compete ©British Wheelchair BasketballFebruary 28 - An inaugural wheelchair basketball competition for students will be held at the University of Worcester this weekend in a latest attempt to boost participation levels in the sport.

Hosts Canada to face Paralympic champions Germany in Women’s Basketball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

February 21 – Hosts Canada will take on Germany and China in Pool B of this year's Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesHosts Canada will take on reigning Paralympic champions Germany in the pool stages of this year's Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, after the draw was made today.

Canada announces women's wheelchair basketball squad for home World Championships

By Gary Anderson

January 13 - Cindy Ouellet is one of 12 players named to the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball squad for the upcoming World Championships in Toronto ©Getty Images Canada have announced the 12-strong squad that will be looking to secure glory on home soil at the Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Toronto later this year.

Teams announced for 2014 Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

December 4 - Hosts Canada and reigning world champions the United States will be among the favourites at next year's World Championships in Toronto ©Getty Images A total of 12 teams are set to take part at next year's International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Toronto, making them the largest in the tournament's history.
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