November 2017 saw the official launch of the WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Program, whereby, Wheelchair Basketball athletes were previously supported through the WAIS Individual Athlete Support Program (IASP).
The WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Program now operates the daily training environment for a development squad that acts as a feeder program to the men’s and women’s national teams.
The focus of the WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Program is based on developing athletes with the capability to represent Australia at benchmark events - as defined by Australia's Winning Edge (AWE), both now and in the future. Scholarships are offered based on these assessments, with program athletes given support through access to; coaching, sport science services, sport medicine and personal excellence.
This support is structured through a dedicated WAIS Performance Enhancement Team (PET), with all members of the PET working together to collaboratively enhance performance of WAIS program athletes.
The WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Program is partnered through a strategic alignment with its National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and State Sporting Organisation (SSO) stakeholders: Basketball Australia and Basketball Western Australia.
Selection Guidelines, Criteria and Process
Please view the WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Program Guidelines, Criteria and Process Policy here [PDF].
The WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Program is staffed within the National PET.
For more details on the WAIS Wheelchair Basketball Program please contact us.