All Abilities

Wheelchair basketball is currently hailed as the fastest-growing sport for athletes with a disability. The game was initiated in the late 1940s when basketball players returned from World War II to the US, unable to play able-bodied basketball, and adapted the rules to enable it to be played in wheelchairs.

It is now played in over 80 countries with over 100,00 players at all levels globally.

Classification is crucial to the integrity and fairness of Para-sport competition. It determines which athletes are eligible to participate and the structure for how they are categorized for events. Know more here.

As current Paralympic and World Champions, Australia is at the forefront of wheelchair basketball’s development. 

Information around Wheelchair Basketball State and Territory programs, see below.

Basketball ACT Basketball NSW
Basketball NT Basketball QLD
Basketball SA Basketball TAS
Basketball VIC Basketball WA