Congratulations to our Ambassador Alex Blackwell who announced her retirement from international and state cricket. She will continue to play for the Sydney Thunder WBBL and has taken on a coaching role with Lancashire Thunder in England. In June, Alex became the first woman in 159 years to be elected to the Board of Cricket NSW. We wish Alex all the best in her new found
Congratulations to all our Aussie Athletes at this year’s Commonwealth Games. In particular, we applaud our members Kurt Fearnley OAM with Gold in the Men’s Marathon and Silver in the 1500m Madi de Rozario Gold in the 1500m and Women’s Marathon, Angie Ballard Silver in 1500m, Matt Levy Gold in 50M freestyle and Lauren Parker Bronze in the Triathlon.
Thanks to our major sponsor Stacks Goudkamp for yet another fantastic day on the greens! We raised over $25,000 for Wheelchair Sports NSW which would not have happened without the wonderful support of all those who come to take on the challenge at St Michael’s Golf Course. Wheelchair rugby player Chad spoke to the golfers about his life’s journey and wheelchair
In May, we held a morning tea with members, life members, volunteers, supporters, board members and staff to launch the WS NSW Founders Circle which has been established to recognise individuals who have indicated they have left a gift to Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW) in their Will. We are supremely grateful to this special group of people, and
“Without sport there is no way I’d be working. It’s had a major impact.” Jake, Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW) member. Jake and Zach are best friends and also happen to be brothers. At times, Zach is also Jake’s carer. 12 years ago, their lives changed forever when Jake jumped into shallow water on a hot evening in
Sydney has played host to the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships and our very own Ryley Batt OAM and Andrew Edmondson OAM were front and centre playing in front of a home crowd. Teams from Japan, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland, USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Colombia and Poland came down under to battle it out at Sydney Olympic
The current WS NSW Appeal shares junior member Cormac’s story. Read more
The Championship will be held from Sunday 5 August – Friday 10 August 2018 at the Quaycentre (formerly Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre) and the Genea Netball Centre at Sydney Olympic Park. The Championship is the first major international wheelchair rugby event since the Australian Wheelchair Rugby Team, The Steelers, became World Champions back in
This July we started the school holiday off with a very successful Junior Wheelie’s camp, with twenty five kids across both days! We met out at Kevin Betts Stadium for two jam packed days filled with lawn bowls, badminton, wheelchair rugby, balloon soccer, tennis, and more. Monday was a fun controlled chaos with twenty kids.