Sasol Amawheelies drawn in tough World Championship Pool

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Draw for the IWBF 2017 Men's U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship #2017u23wwbc

Posted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada on Saturday, 25 February 2017

 

(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in conjunction with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), is pleased to announce the competition groups for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2017 U23WWBC) following the conclusion of the official draw.

The 2017 U23WWBC will take place June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Over 400 athletes, coaches, officials, delegates, and volunteers will attend the event that features 12 participating countries.

Draw Results:

Pool A
1A – Turkey
2A – Iran
3A – Brazil
4A – Australia
5A – Canada
6A – Italy

Pool B
1B – Great Britain
2B – Japan
3B – United States
4B – France
5B – South Africa
6B – Germany

The competition schedule is coming soon.

About the Event

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to host the top junior male wheelchair basketball players on the planet from June 8-16, 2017 for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship.

World-class athletes representing 12 nations, including host Canada, will converge at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto to showcase the elite skill and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball a thrilling spectator sport and one of the most popular sports for athletes with a disability in the world. Over 400 athletes, coaches, officials, delegates, and volunteers will attend the event.

The Sasol Amawheelies will be looking to improve on the best ever finish of 11th in the World Championships, and despite having a young inexperienced squad, Head Coach Allen Mtatase is confident that the team are capable of causing a few headaches for some of their more fancied opponents.

For more information visit: www.2017u23wwbc.com / #2017u23wwbc

About the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the international governing body responsible for wheelchair basketball. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for persons with a disability to play the game of wheelchair basketball. For more information, please visit www.iwbf.org.