SA PREPARES FOR ALL STAR TOUR AGAINST ALL BLACKS
Johannesburg (09 July 2015) – The South African Amawheela men’s team will engage in back to back training camps in a bid to prepare for an internal All Star Tour against the Black Rollers, the All Blacks Wheelchair basketball National team. The all important clash will be held at Vodacom Mandeville Indoor centre from the 27th August till 08th September 2015.
According to Wheelchair Basketball CEO, Charles Saunders the South African team preparations will also include a four series green versus gold training games and a SuperSport All Star Select team taking on the South Africans that will give South African National selectors an opportunity to select their final 15, that will represent the country in the 2015 Paralympic Qualifiers.
“The South African Amawheela women’s team will also be part of the same training camp. Their training schedule will run concurrently with the men’s camp to be held from the 10th till 12th July 2015, “Saunders explained.
The New Zealand team is ranked 4th in the Australasia Zone. The South African men’s side is currently ranked second in Africa behind leaders Algeria. In the Paralympic Qualifiers, the Amawheeleboys and Girls will fight for a place against six other African countries Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Angola and Mauritius.
Apart from the ongoing National camps, the South African Amawheela Girls team will partake in an intense Vodacom Nationals Men’s Championship to be held in Potchefstroom later this year. The ladies will play six games against top provincial men’s teams before jetting off to Algeria to begin their paralympic qualifiers campaign.
The 2015 Africa IWBF qualifiers will be held in Algeria from the 28th October till 08th November 2015.
For interviews contact WBSA CEO Charles Saunders 082 474 9058 or WBSA Chairman Craig Moorgas on 082 338 8840