Heelers ready for action
NEW TEAM WARMS UP FOR WNWBL SEASON OPENER
SWIMMING SUPPORTED BY LUX MOTORS THE newest team to join the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League has geared up for this weekend’s season opener with a training run at Wally Hagan Stadium.
The Red Dust Heelers have four matches in round one, which will be held at the Bendat Basketball Centre in Floreat.
Heeler and Australian international Kathleen O’Kelly-Kennedy said the competition was an incredible opportunity for the club.
“It’s really exciting to have a standalone women’s team,” she said. “It presents a better pathway for women in wheelchair basketball.
“We go on about equality and everyone having the same opportunities, but we need to practice what we preach, which is what this team is about.”
The team is coached by five-time Paralympian and Rio flag bearer Brad Ness.
On court, the side will be led by two-time Paralympian Clare Nott, O’Kelly-Kennedy and the competition’s leader in assists in 2016 Georgia Inglis, combined with a host of youngsters new to the league.
Clare Nott runs drills with Lily Poulter and Tahlia Hagart.
Dolphins members Mason Turetigh (8), Kate Wallington (11) and Hannah Chamberlain (9) with coach Dorian Gandin.