1955

Basketball was one of the first sports at Shenton Park, with a low ring

Basketball was one of the first sports at Shenton Park, with a low ring
1957

Western Australia wheelchair basketball grand final action

Western Australia wheelchair basketball grand final action
1960 Paralympian Frank Ponta recalls wheelchair basketballers training against able-bodied players.

Frank Ponta talks about early basketball competitions against able-bodied players

Frank Ponta talks about early basketball competitions against able-bodied players

WA ‘Paras’ vs the police cadets on the streets of Perth

WA ‘Paras’ vs the police cadets on the streets of Perth

Pan Am Jets representing the USA at the 1957 Stoke Mandeville Games

Pan Am Jets representing the USA at the 1957 Stoke Mandeville Games

Basketball controversy at the 1957 Stoke Mandeville Games

Basketball controversy at the 1957 Stoke Mandeville Games
1960
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Wheelchair basketball results from summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1960.

Wheelchair basketball results at summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1960

Wheelchair basketball results at summer Paralympics and World Championships from 1960

Basketball concluded the first RNSH Paraplegic Games

Basketball concluded the first RNSH Paraplegic Games

Kalgoorlie crowd watches Paras push around police cadets

Kalgoorlie crowd watches Paras push around police cadets
1964
A player from an unknown team shoots a free throw in a wheelchair basketball game against the USA at the Yoyogi Indoor Stadium during the 1964 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Basketball free throw Tokyo Summer Paralympics

Basketball free throw Tokyo Summer Paralympics
Action during a wheelchair basketball game between two unknown teams outside the Yoyogi Indoor Stadium during the 1964 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Wheelchair basketball Tokyo Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball Tokyo Paralympics
1966

Championship basketball in a suburban street

Championship basketball in a suburban street

The basketball (most of) team photo

The basketball (most of) team photo
Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the Second Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Australians L to R in the dark singlets: Jimmy Newton, Kevin Cunningham, John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown (tip-off) and Bruno Moretti. English player in tip-off is Cyril Thomas/Thompson. England won the game and the gold medal.Photo donated from the personal collection of Bill Mather-Brown, one of Australia's original Paralympians.

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England

Tip-off in the basketball final vs England
Australia plays England in the wheelchair basketball final at the Second Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Visible Australians L to R in the dark singlets: John Martin, Bill Mather-Brown, Garry Moore and Kevin Cunningham. England won the game and the gold medal.Photo donated from the personal collection of Bill Mather-Brown, one of Australia's original Paralympians.

All eyes on the ball – basketball final vs England

All eyes on the ball – basketball final vs England
1972

Up against the best in the Basketball

Up against the best in the Basketball

Action from the basketball game against the USA

Action from the basketball game against the USA
1980

Tip-off, Australia vs USA

Tip-off, Australia vs USA

Size isn’t everything, but it helps in basketball

Size isn’t everything, but it helps in basketball
A moment from the game between the Australian and USA in wheelchair basketball at the 1980 summer Paralympics shows the stage of evolution of basketball chairs in 1980. The USA won easily, 87-36.This image is a still from a film made by Donald Worley about Australia's participation at the 1980 Summer Paralympics in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Basketball was a different game in 1980 and so was the equipment

Basketball was a different game in 1980 and so was the equipment
1984

Tip-off, as Australia takes on Great Britain in basketball

Tip-off, as Australia takes on Great Britain in basketball
A scene for the wheelchair basketball game between Australian and Great Britain at the 1984 summer Paralympics. Great Britain won the game. This image is a still from a film made by Donald Worley about Australia's participation at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, England.

Reclassification of several players affected the basketball team’s line-ups

Reclassification of several players affected the basketball team’s line-ups
1988

In wheelchair basketball, Australia was seeking to close the gap

In wheelchair basketball, Australia was seeking to close the gap

The game against Argentina was positive

The game against Argentina was positive

Even if it had its moments

Even if it had its moments

David Gould played the second Paralympics of his long career

David Gould played the second Paralympics of his long career

And our basketballers didn’t lack for local supporters

And our basketballers didn’t lack for local supporters

Another Games, another javelin medal for Donna Smith

Another Games, another javelin medal for Donna Smith
1992

Hobbs and Carter tangle in Barcelona

Hobbs and Carter tangle in Barcelona

And Coralie Churchett seems worried about her options

And Coralie Churchett seems worried about her options

David Gould looks to score under intense pressure

David Gould looks to score under intense pressure

Michael Callahan finds some space

Michael Callahan finds some space
1995

Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame induction for John Martin

Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame induction for John Martin
1996

Libby Kosmala led the Australian team into the opening ceremony

Libby Kosmala led the Australian team into the opening ceremony

While yet another sport made history

While yet another sport made history

Rollers’ captain Sandy Blythe was in control

Rollers’ captain Sandy Blythe was in control

And so did Banjo, the Australian Team mascot

And so did Banjo, the Australian Team mascot

Troy Sachs has the honour of cutting down the net

Troy Sachs has the honour of cutting down the net

Women’s basketball was at its second Games and Australia just missed a medal

Women’s basketball was at its second Games and Australia just missed a medal

Amanda Carter hustles for the ball on defence

Amanda Carter hustles for the ball on defence
2000
Women's Wheelchair Basketball team compete in Sydney Summer Paralympics

The Gliders campaign was off to a good start

The Gliders campaign was off to a good start
Troy Sachs (AUS) dives Wheelchair Basketball Sydney 2000

Troy Sachs took to the air for this lay-up

Troy Sachs took to the air for this lay-up
© Sport the library/Ryan GormlySydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair Basketball, Day 03, Aus v KorAustralia Celebrate

And the Rollers accounted for Korea

And the Rollers accounted for Korea
Sydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair Basketball, Day 4Liesl Tesch (AUS)

The Gliders continued to play with passion and confidence

The Gliders continued to play with passion and confidence
© Sport the library/Tom PuttSydney 2000 Paralympic GamesWheelchair BasketballPeter Corr (AUS, Coach)

The Gliders’ coaching staff matched the intensity of the players

The Gliders’ coaching staff matched the intensity of the players
The Womens Australian Basketball team celebrate their Silver medal win at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Australia’s first ever women’s basketball medal – the start of a tradition

Australia’s first ever women’s basketball medal – the start of a tradition
2004

The Aussie fans were out in force

The Aussie fans were out in force

The Rollers were back on the dais

The Rollers were back on the dais
2008

Tristan Knowles Prepares to Pass

Tristan Knowles Prepares to Pass

Brad Ness Shoots Free Throw

Brad Ness Shoots Free Throw
Photograph of wheelchair basketball player Clare Burzynski before the Australia v Brazil preliminary game at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Beijing is introduced to Australia’s Clare Burzynski

Beijing is introduced to Australia’s Clare Burzynski

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

Gliders line up pre-game for the national anthems

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Grant Mizens 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Australian wheelchair basketballer Gauci looks to pass to Chaplin

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA

Liesl Tesch shoots against the USA
2017
3D Model of Ade Adepitan. In celebration of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. ‘Winning Shot’ by Christine Charlesworth. Paralympian, Ade Adepitan MBE, plays wheelchair basketball.

Ade Adepitan by Christine Charlesworth

Ade Adepitan by Christine Charlesworth