WAIKIKI resident Ben Ettridge was recently awarded Wheelchair Sports WA’s Coach of the Year for the fifth successive year by the Wheelchair Sports Association of WA.
The annual sports awards evening is held to recognise athletes, teams, coaches and volunteers over the year.
Ben coaches the Perth Wheelcats National Wheelchair Basketball team and was awarded for the outstanding results his team achieved over the past 12 months.
Last year, Ben led the Perth Wheelcats to an historic fourth consecutive National Wheelchair league championship.
As well as his coaching role with the Wheelcats, Ben also coaches the Australian Rollers, the Australian Men’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball team, guiding them to an undefeated year in 2009.