Category: Junior Men

Kwazulu Natal U23 claim bronze as Eastern Cape and Gauteng make the final

Kwazulu Natal claim the bronze

The National Under 23 Top Four Playoffs are currently taking place at the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Sports Center in Johannesburg.

The teams from Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng. Eastern Cape and North West Province competing for the crown of National Under 23 Champions.

At the conclusion of the round robin stages, Eastern Cape finished top of the standings, closely followed by Gauteng and as a result these two teams will meet in tomorrows final at 10h30

Kwazulu Natal, who had struggled in the pool stages, proved too strong for the North West youngsters and claimed the bronze medal with a 33-15 victory.

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Results

Team 1 2 3 4 T Outcome
North West 3 7 2 3 15 Loss
Kwzulu Natal U23 12 4 6 11 33 Win

Groups Set for 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

2017 U23 Men World Wheelchair Basketball Championship Group Draw

(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.

Team Canada is in pursuit of a return to the top of the podium, having won back-to-back gold medals at the world championship for junior men in 1997 and 2001. Most recently, Canada placed sixth at the last world championship for junior men in 2013.

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