Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball in action
Wheelchair basketball player preparing to throw a basketball
Basketball with wheelchair basketball player in the background
Mackay machines wheelchair basketball team having a half time chat with coach

Wheelchair basketball is an exciting version of basketball that offers a great way to keep fit, develop new skills and meet new friends. The game was originally designed as a rehabilitation and recreation activity for those with a physical disability, in particularly those with a spinal cord injury but is now enjoyed by people of all abilities.

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association provides a number of opportunities for new players to improve their skill level and fitness; such as training sessions and development camps.

If classified, players also have the option to compete in wheelchair basketball at regional, state, national and international level, including at the Paralympics.

Our Wheelchair Basketball Programs

The Association offers Wheelchair Basketball programs in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns for players of all ages and abilities. Programs are also available in Rockhampton and the Gold Coast.

All new Association members will receive their first two (2) sessions for free and will have access to a Basketball wheelchair.

If members wish to continue participating after their two free sessions they can register with the program officer and once they become familiar with the sport, they will be encouraged to purchase a Basketball wheelchair. Basketball wheelchairs are designed specifically for the sport, and prices for new customised chairs start at around $3,000.

Download our Wheelchair Basketball Sheet for more information.

Other Roles

You don’t have to play wheelchair basketball to be involved.  You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please get in touch with us below.


Useful links:

Wheelchair basketball map
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