On the 20th of October UCFIT at the University of Canberra are hosting Wheelout in the Capital as a part of the SPIN festival.
Wheelout in the Capital is a wheelchair basketball competition aiming to raise money to support a development program in Timor-Leste.
It should be quite a bit of fun.
Hub Capital is a feature SPIN weekend celebrating all things that spin as part of the year-long Centenary of Canberra celebrations.
Wheelout in the Capital is a chance for you to play wheelchair basketball – the fastest game on wheels – and support a development project in Timor-Leste.
Join gold medal winning Paralympians Liesl Tesch and Curtis Palmer and learn from the professionals. Liesl Tesch is 6-time Paralympian and a co-founder of Sport Matters, a non-profit organisation that uses sport to make a difference in people’s lives.
“Wheelchair basketball is the greatest game on wheels. I’ve played this sport in five Paralympic Games and I can’t wait to see the people of Canberra come and give my favourite sport a try!” said Tesch.
Curtis Palmer is a four-time Paralympian in wheelchair rugby who joined a Sport Matters tour to the Solomon Islands earlier this year using wheelchair basketball to promote the rights of people with disabilities. International players will join the fun from Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands and Laos.
Also taking the court will be teams from; Enable Development, the Embassy of Timor-Leste, Aspen Medical, Recruitment Solutions, Disability Information Support Hub (DISH), Macarthur Disability Services and the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Grab your mates, sign up a team now and support a development program in Timor-Leste. Or register yourself and Sport Matters will find a team for you.
Each player will receive a day jam-packed with competition, lunch, prizes and FUN!
Registration is $1000 per team or $100 per player. No prior experience is necessary and sport wheelchairs will be provided.