Shaun Norris (white) is in the Rollers' squad for Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

The Australian Rollers, the national Paralympic wheelchair basketball team, have arrived in Sydney for their final training camp before the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

The camp will run from today until August 12 and will be held at the State Sports Centre in New South Wales, with all 12 members of the team in attendance including three reserves Michael Auprince, Luke Pople and Sam White.

The week will be spent preparing for the upcoming Paralympics following a successful tour of Great Britain in the Continental Clash in June.

“Something we have struggled to do in past campaigns is get all 12 guys together prior to the event for a myriad of different reasons,” said Rollers coach Ben Ettridge.

“This time around, the boys have all made the choice to sacrifice time away from families and work to fully commit to the team preparation schedule.

"The boys have been amazing so far in their commitment to the team.”

Brad Ness will also represent Australia at this summer's Paralympic Games ©Getty Images
Brad Ness will also represent Australia at this summer's Paralympic Games ©Getty Images

The world class facilities at the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) provide the perfect backdrop for preparations, it is claimed, however it is also a place that holds a lot of memories for the team.

“Sydney 2000 was for some the first real experience with wheelchair basketball whether it was playing, as in Brad Ness’ case, or a three-year old Tom O'Neill Thorne watching on TV and aspiring to one day represent Australia," Ettridge added.

“We will also take a roll down Kevin Coombs Avenue as a sign of respect to all the Rollers who have come before us.

“With less than a month to go, the Rollers want to thank everyone who has played a part in the journey so far.

"We are privileged to do what we do because of this support,and we greatly appreciate it.

"The team is in an excellent spot mentally and physically.”

World champions Australia brushed aside the challenge of Iran to win the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Asian Oceania Zonal Championship at the Chiba Port Arena in Japan to qualify for Rio 2016.

The Australians displayed excellent performances in the 12-team tournament, including a 74-28 demolition of Thailand in the quarter-final and a 70-41 win over hosts Japan in their last four clash.

Those victories had ensured the team a spot at next month's Paralympic Games, where they will attempt to improve upon their bronze medal at London 2012.