LED BY Victorian head coach Matthew Dunstan and assistant coaches Sheena Atkin and Kyle McMullan, the Victorian Junior Wheelchair Team will compete in the Kevin Coombs Cup competition over 4 days from 25-28 April 2018.
The opportunity to represent Victoria as an elite athlete is available to both male players under the age of 23 and female players under the age of 25 – with these age groups in line with the U23 Men and U25 Women Australian teams.
To be eligible athletes need to be born on or after:
- MEN – 01/01/1996 (under 23 years of age in 2018)
- WOMEN – 01/01/1994 (under 25 years of age in 2018)
The Kevin Coombs Cup team will be selected after tryout sessions. These sessions aim to determine the skill level, team fit and development potential of athletes, by undertaking training drills as directed by the coaches.
Selections will be made by the coaching staff after the try-out sessions, with considerations to a variety of factors including to, but not limited to:
- wheelchair basketball ability
- point classification
- how athletes can contribute to the team effort
KCC TRIAL 1
Date: Sunday 19 November
Location: State Basketball Centre – 291 George St, Wantirna South 3152
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm
KCC TRIAL 2
Date: Sunday 26 November
Location: Try Boys Basketball Stadium – 501 Ryrie St, East Geelong 3219
Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Please email Sheena Atkin – email@example.com – to confirm your attendance at the above session.
Once selections are made and announced, regular training sessions will be scheduled and players will be expected to attend and train with the team. Remember it is a privilege to represent Victoria in any sporting event.
Players of all skill levels and abilities are encouraged to attend the try-out sessions.
If you have any further questions, please contact Sheena Atkin or Lisa Page on firstname.lastname@example.org.