Three improvement camps to be held for wheelchair basketball in December.  


Improvement camps set to encourage the way forward for wheelchair basketball in Australia will happen in December. The Frank Ponta Cup, Girls Pathways Improvement Camp and Improvement Applications, purpose to assist produce the following technology of athletes, coaches, referees, and classifiers.

Frank Ponta Cup (FPC), December 1-4.

The Frank Ponta Cup supplies an intense four-day camp atmosphere for studying and improvement, and two days of competitors. 27 male athletes who want to progress within the nationwide pathway will take part in this system.

The FPC was launched by Basketball Australia in 2010, in recognition of wheelchair basketball athlete, Francis Ettore Ponta (8 November 1935 – 1 June 2011). Ponta, a member of Australia’s first wheelchair basketball group, was closely credited for rising the game of wheelchair basketball in Western Australia.

Head Coach of the U23 Spinners, Bradley Ness will present an elite coaching atmosphere and assist athletes establish what it takes to symbolize the Inexperienced and Gold on a world stage.

“I’m actually excited to be coming into the AIS to be concerned with the Basketball Australia’s Pathways and Frank Ponta camp. Frank Ponta was a legend within the para-sport world for a lot of a long time and was chargeable for opening the pathways to the Paralympics for thus many athletes. So, any time I get to proceed his legacy is an honour,” mentioned Ness.

“We have now so many thrilling younger athletes coming into camp which is able to little question create an excellent vibe to be taught and play with. I’m actually wanting ahead to seeing so many athletes in a single place able to take up the problem of bettering as basketballers on and off the courtroom – Roll On.”


Bradley Burns ACT
Luke Greco NSW
Matthew Caruana NSW
Jarrod Emeny NSW
Ethan Hallak NSW
Zac Uhr QLD
Harry Mullen QLD
Zach Binns QLD
Jashar Keetley QLD
Jordan Williams QLD
Andrew Miller QLD
Farhan Ahmed Adan QLD
Mitchell Duncan QLD
Brayden Foxley-Conolly QLD
Fernando Grez Montiel SA
Tobias Karsten SA
Kane Downie SA
Cooper Spillane SA
Chithic Machar VIC
Jack Thomas VIC
Ethan Anderson VIC
Will Firth VIC
Mitchell Bond VIC
Simon Koric WA
Michael McDonald WA
Jordan Mouritz WA
Ricky Cox WA

Girls Pathways Improvement Camp (WPC), December 4-8. 

The primary-ever Girls Pathways Improvement Camp (WPC) will present nationwide alternatives for the Head coaches of the Gliders and U25 Devils group to proceed to develop expertise within the efficiency pathway from the respective packages.

As a two-year initiative, this system will speed up the event of elite feminine wheelchair basketball athletes. 20 athletes could have entry to optimized teaching, coaching, mentorship, and assist companies throughout this camp.

Head Coach of the Australian Gliders, Craig Campbell seems to be ahead to growing the way forward for the Gliders nationwide group.

“Following the rise in variety of ladies enjoying our recreation throughout Australia, the standalone Girls Pathways Camp is one other nice alternative for athletes to be impressed to play wheelchair basketball – nonetheless, wherever and at any time when they select with out being judged,” mentioned Campbell.

“For some athletes, this shall be a possibility to proceed to develop and for others this can be their first push in direction of being a Glider at Brisbane 2032.”


Victoria Simpson       NSW

Breanna Fisk              NSW

Maryanne Latu          NSW

Jess Cronje                  NSW

Emerald Wilmshurst QLD

Maddie Kelton            QLD

Geneva Colin               QLD

Karly Liddle                 QLD

Evangelina Crowther QLD

Annabelle Dennis        SA

Ellie McInerney           SA

Georgina Gott              TAS

Isabel Martin                VIC

Lauren Hardbottle      WA

Sarah Throns                WA

Taishar Ovens              WA

Claire Jansen               WA

Sara Houston               WA


Improvement Applications, December 1-4 and 4-8.


 The Coach Improvement Applications will present important data in 4 days of studying to assist the expansion and improvement of wheelchair basketball coaches throughout Australia.

This would come with a basketball teaching certificates course, with workshop/on courtroom actions and a few group teaching experiences. Will probably be run together with the Frank Ponta Cup and Girls Pathways Improvement Camp.

“This yr’s Pathways Camps have expanded to not solely present improvement alternatives for athletes throughout the nation but additionally to incorporate schooling and improvement for coaches, referees and classifiers,” mentioned Janna Mizens – Coach Improvement Supervisor from Basketball Australia.

“Thirty coaches, representing every state, will partake in an in-depth curriculum with classroom and on courtroom sensible classes to equip themselves to encourage and empower the following technology of younger wheelchair basketball athletes.


Rohan Foy ACT
Pablo Jimenez NSW
Annabelle Lindsay NSW
Brodie Palmer NSW
Jason Ivinson NT
Nicole Liddle QLD
Lambert Ava QLD
Thomas Kyle QLD
Sandra Choose QLD
David Kelly QLD
Alison Mosely QLD
Lyle Duncan QLD
Tim Maloney SA
Jon Henschke SA
Nathan Simpson SA
Trent Johnson TAS
Brad Fisher TAS
Jason Bryant VIC
Joshua Allison VIC
Damian Duke VIC
Warren Brown VIC
Lauren Robinson VIC
Samantha Muraca VIC
Leanne Del Toso VIC
Tina McKenzie VIC
Amanda Carter VIC
Andrea Henderson VIC
Michelle Swain WA
Phil Turner WA
Robert Pike WA

Referees & Classifiers

 Referee Lead, Matthew Wells and Classification Lead, Don Perriman shall be operating schooling, coaching, and workshops alongside the Frank Ponta Cup & Girls Pathways Camp. The 7 referees can even referee the three×3 and 5on5 video games at each the camps, and classification alternatives shall be out there to all athletes throughout each camps.


Helen Rosenberg NSW
Adam McIntyre NSW
Annie Rose NT
Christine Reinman QLD
Scott Hammerton SA
Ethan Llyod WA


Matt Rodgers ACT
Kathleen Kelly QLD
Anouska Edwards QLD
Kayla Nemeth SA
Lisa Chaffey VIC
Carli Harris VIC
Emma Costanza VIC
Bradley Carle WA






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