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By Barcham - 27 September 2013 0

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.

If you want to get involved head on over to and register before Friday the 4th of October.

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