EP in My Pocket: Episode 1


As our access to exercise is changing, so are our delivery methods! To assist in keeping everyone moving during COVID-19 related social isolation, our team of Exercise Physiologists have put together some light-hearted exercise videos for your entertainment (and physical activity!). Episode 1: “Shoulder Health” #1 External Rotations Alternate each arm: 3x sets 8-12x reps […]

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4 tips on getting back into fitness after some time off.


So, you’ve taken some time off from your health and fitness routine and you are wanting to get back into it. Regardless of the reason for the break, whether it be due to illness/injury or maybe life just got in the way, you might feel overwhelmed about getting back into a fitness routine. That’s perfectly […]

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Introducing our new CEO, Amanda Mather!


In early August, it was announced that current Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association CEO, John Swete Kelly, would be stepping down in early 2020 after three years of service. It is with great sadness that we farewell John, however, it is with great excitement that we introduce you to the Association’s new CEO, Amanda Mather, […]

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Queensland takes home championship shield at 2019 Australian Goalball Championships!


The Queensland Goalball teams have returned victorious from the 2019 Australian Goalball Championships in Adelaide; held 3 – 7 October 2019, winning the State Champion shield for just the second time in history. In a dominant on-court display, Queensland finished on top of the pool in the Junior, Women and Mens divisions.  We also had […]

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Introducing Cooper Whitestyles


“I’m Cooper Whitestyles, 20 years old and I come from Mackay. I’ve always lived there and I’m one of four children. I was born with Hetroguzus achondroplasia, which is short limb dwarfism, and due to my condition, I’ve had over 30 surgeries during my lifetime.” The rest is history “One day I went to a sporting expo […]

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The Spinning Bullets journey through to 2019 NWBL finals


With 1 round to play in the National Wheelchair Basketball League, the top three teams for finals were set, Wollongong, Perth and Kilsyth. The first two teams involved in the final round were in fact battling for the fourth and last finals position.  The Qld Spinning Bullets traveled to Sydney to face the Blues and […]

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2019 Hand Heart Pocket River 2 Reef Charity Ride


Wonderful event; fabulous weather; tremendous fun. The 2019 River 2 Reef Ride had a chilly start but the day transformed into glorious blue skies, light breezes and a very comfortable max temperature of 25 degrees. The front riders of the 1,000 strong entry list set a cracking pace from the start. As always, a good […]

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Mingling over morning tea in the Ville


On 17 August, our Sporting Wheelies Townsville team hosted a morning tea to over twenty (20) of our Association’s longterm lottery supporters. Throughout the morning, our members interacted and  played games with our guests  showcasing Boccia and Goalball and guest athlete Richard Cordukes (Paralympian Gold Medalists) shared his story about his injury and involvement with […]

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