Athletes with Disabilities

Everyone’s Game Carnivals

Basketball WA hosts four Everyone’s Game Carnivals at the Bendat Basketball Centre each year. The carnivals are for athletes with an Intellectual Disability and games are played in a carnival format over one day.

The 2017 Everyone’s Game Carnivals will be held at the Bendat Basketball Centre on the following days:

March 20
June 19
August 7
October 22

For more information please contact Basketball WA Inclusion Officer Nigel Esau at nigel.esau@basketballwa.asn.au.

Wheelchair Sports

Basketball WA & Rebound WA are responsible for managing wheelchair sport in Western Australia. Wheelchair Sports athletes compete in State, National and International competition in 10 sports. The Association also runs events, training, and competitions for Wheelchair Sports members, to assist athletes be the best they can be.

Basketball WA manages the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) and the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) teams the Wheelcats & Western Stars. Rebound WA currently oversees the pathway for Wheelchair basketball and coordinates introductory programs.

Ivor Burge State Teams

The Ivor Burge National Basketball Championships is a competition for athletes with an intellectual disability. Within Ivor Burge there is both a Men’s and Women’s competition. The championships run every year at the same time as the Australian Under 20 Junior Championships and is named in honour of Ivor Burge, one of the founding fathers of basketball in Australia.

Trials for the 2018 Teams will take place around October. More information will be posted on the Basketball WA website close to the date.