VICTORIAN wheelchair basketball tandem Teisha Shadwell and Isabel Martin have been selected for the Australian Devils U25 Junior Women wheelchair basketball team.
Shadwell and Martin, will be part of the Australian at the upcoming IWBF Under-25 Women’s World Championships in Suphanburi, Thailand from the 20–29 May.
Both starred at the recently held Australian Junior Championships where the Victorian Kevin Coombs Cup team narrowly missed out on a medal.
Martin and Shadwell both contributed greatly to the Victorian side, with the pair starting for Victoria’s Kevin Coombs Cup team while Shadwell averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game throughout the tournament.
Martin and Shadwell will offer great experience to the team having played at in the WNWBL for the Kilsyth Cobras.Australian Devils Head Coach Stephen Charlton had plenty of praise for Victorian Teisha Shadwell.
“Teisha is a very exciting young talent and this will be a great opportunity for her in her first real exposure to international wheelchair basketball,” Charlton said.
The U25 Women’s World Championships feature eight countries, with the Australian Devils the current bronze medallists from Beijing, China back in 2015.
“This is a great opportunity and one that all the players and staff are very much looking forward to,” Head of Wheelchair Basketball Leigh Gooding said.
“Being selected to represent your country on the International stage, and to be able to play at the highest junior level is an honour.
“This is a young developing group, and a fantastic squad of young women that will do us proud.
“They will need to come together very quickly in the early rounds, in what is sure to be a testing environment to make a run at a medal, but we are confident with the personnel we have selected.”
For further information on the 2019 Women’s U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship, click here.
- By Milly Shell.