Junior E-News - Wheelchair Sports NSW
Aug - Oct 2014
NSW Juniors Basketball Success
Swimming NSW Multi Class Championships
Swimming NSW Multi
Registration 7:30am Races
OlymRegistration 7:30am Races
pic Park Aquatic Centre
start 9:00am @ Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Sunday 19th October 12pm
– 2pm @
Royal Rehab Tennis
The NSW Juniors have been having some great success over the last
couple of months.
At Country Cup the team finished up in 2nd position on the ladder. Coban
Palmer was the highest points score for the competition and Anderson
Parker came away with the award for MVP.
The Winter Wheelchair Basketball League saw the NSW Juniors finish up
in 3rd spot and Jess Cronje come away as MVP.
In the most recent 2014 Invacare Slam Down Under the NSW Juniors
placed 3rd in Division 2 and NSW Juniors member Anderson Parker was
named in the All Star 5 for Division 2.
Congratulations to the whole NSW
Community Tennis Prince
Alfred Park, Surry Hills
Juniors Team, coach Troy Sachs and
manager Nicole Palmer on the
recent success the team has had.
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th
of All Abilities
Saturday 29th November
Sydney Academy of Sport,
Country Cup MVP NSW Juniors Anderson Parker
with Yvonne Talbott
5th - Sundaycontact
(02) 9809 5260
For more information
contact Melanie chapman
(02) 9809 5260
Winter Wheelchair Basketball League
MVP NSW Junior Jess Cronje
Country Cup Highest Scorer NSW Juniors Coban
Palmer with Yvonne Talbott
New and Improved Come ‘N’ Try Days
Come ‘N’ Try days are a great Sunday 28 September saw Wheelchair
social outing for all our members Sports NSW hold the first Come ’ n’ Try
with the emphasis on meeting new day for members of all ages. The day
people, making new friends and was held in conjunction with Royal Rebuilding social networks.
hab Return2Sport. Sports offered on
the day included; basketball tennis, taCome ‘N’ Try days are either multi- ble tennis, golf, carpet bowls, hand cysport or sport specific. Sports such cling and rowing. This first NEW Come
as wheelchair basketball, tennis, ‘N’ Try day was a huge success with
table tennis, cricket and wheel- great attendance numbers and lots of
chair rugby are few examples of fun had.
what is offered at Come ‘N’ Try
days. The Come ‘N’ Try days provide members an opportunity to
develop their wheelchair skills.
In an effort to continually improve
the these Come ‘n’ Try days
Wheelchair Sports NSW opened
registration up to members of all
ages. Wheelchair Sports NSW has
new members of all ages joining all
the time. Being new these members also need to have the opportunity to try new sports and get
The Come ’n’ Try days are still an
opportunity for our junior members and their families to
come and experience a whole
range of sports offered by Wheelchair Sports NSW. However opening up the age restriction saw an
great increase in numbers.
Wheelchair Sports NSW would like to thank Royal Rehab Return2Sport for
their help with the day and the use of their sports courts. Big thanks also go to
the coaches Kathy, Alan and Andrew for helping to run sessions in their specific
Keep and eye out for dates of the 2015 Wheelchair Sports NSW Come ‘N’ Try
days. Contact Melanie ([email protected] or (02) 9809 5260) for more
Future Tennis Star
Wheelchair Sports NSW Junior Hayley Slocombe is
a rising tennis star. Recently Hayley join the players
at both the South Pacific Wheelchair Tennis Open
and NSW Wheelchair Tennis Open to play a few
games and get some practice in. We hope Hayley
will join us again at the Metro Wheelchair Tennis
Open. Watch this space!
Northcott Athletics Carnival
Wheelchair Sports NSW attended the Northcott Senior Athletics
Carnival on the 3rd of September. The carnival was held at Blacktown International Sports Park. The day was for high school students with both physical and intellectual disabilities.
Members Julie Charlton, Greg Luff and Chithic Machar were
there competing. It was great to see these members having a
great time. Julie and Greg raced against each other in their track
chairs, which was great to watch.
Julie was excited that we brought some other sports chairs with
us as it meant she could compete in the relay with some other
school friends that jumped in our chairs.
2014 Junior Wheelies Christmas Camp
5 –7 December, Sydney Academy of Sport Narrabeen.
It is not too late to get your entry form in to attend the 2014 Junior
Wheelies Christmas Camp! But be quick time is running out!
Christmas Camp is a great opportunity for juniors to try a variety of
sports and socialise with old and new friends.
The Entry form can be found on
the Juniors Page of the
Wheelchair Sports NSW Website.
Any questions please contact
Melanie [email protected]