Wheelchair basketballers to compete on Sunshine Coast

December 7, 2018 by  

The Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball club will be holding a tournament in Caloundra during January.

The tournament will have teams in 3 grades, premier, A grade and B grade. It is expected that the event will attract world class competitors from across Australia and overseas, including players from Australia’s Paralympic and World Championship teams.

There will also be a free referee clinic program which will be overseen by Matt Wells, WCB Referee Commissioner from Basketball Australia. Events such as this often sell promotional products to help with funding.

The tournament will be held at Caloundra Indoor stadium. The stadium is air-conditioned and has a cafeteria offering food and beverages. The local Lions Club will also host a BBQ during the event. There will be first aid responders at the courtside throughout the entire tournament and a wheelchair repair station will be available to tackle minor repairs.

On the Saturday night, a Players’ Tournament Dinner will be held at Caloundra RSL Function Room, which is at 19 West Terrace, Caloundra, within close proximity of the stadium.

The competition and referee clinic begins on Friday 11th January and will finish on Sunday 13th. Presentations will take place on the Sunday at 2.30pm, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each grade receiving awards. There will also be encouragement awards, team prizes, the Mandy Fooks Sportsmanship Award, the tournament most valuable player presentation and even a Face Plant award.