Category: Women

EC Angels claim the NWWBL Bronze as Stinging Bees and Warriors make the Final

EC Angels to strong for the FS Wheelers in the NWWBL Bronze Final

The Eastern Cape Angels claimed the National Women's Wheelchair Basketball (NWWBL) bronze medal today, as the defeated the Free State Wheelers in a low scoring affair, with the final scoring seeing the Angels secure a 23-16 victory.

It will be all to play for in tomorrows NWWBL Final as the undefeated North West Stinging Bees do battle with the KZN Warriors, in a repeat of last years final. The Stinging Bees will go into the game as over whelming favorites, but the ladies from Kwazulu Natal will be looking to cause an upset and take gold back home to Durban tomorrow.

The final tips off at 09h00 on Sunday (12/8) at the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Sports Center.

Click here to view all results



Team 1 2 3 4 T Outcome
FS Wheelers 4 0 8 4 16 Loss
EC Angels 4 3 6 10 23 Win


Amawheelagirls Begin Preparing for 2020 Paralympic Qualifiers

Amawheelagirls Prepare for 2020 Paralympic Qua;ifiers

Johannesburg, Wheelchair Basketball South Africa's High Performance Department recently concluded the first Senior Women's National High Performance Camp which took place at the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Sports Center in Johannesburg.

The players that were invited were subjected to stringent biometric and scientific testing, whilst the High Performance Management evaluated the players throughout the weekend.

Highlight of the weekend for the ladies was the first Green vs Gold Series game which saw the AmaGold Ladies take on the AmaGreen Ladies. All players were battling out to impress the selectors for selection to the 16 woman strong squad who will represent the country in our quest to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

For details of the Green vs Gold Game click here.

The squad will be announced shortly.


North West Province Dominate the 2017 Vodacom Challenge

2017 Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge

North West Province, continued their domination of Wheelchair Basketball in South Africa, by winning noth the Senior Men and Senior Women’s Titles at the 2017 Vodacom Challenge, in the process securing R150 000.00 prize money, which will go a long way to aid the province in their development program

WBSA are extremely grateful to  Vodacom for making this day amazing and their continuous support of developing wheelchair basketball in South Africa.

Vodacom Challenge Winners 2017:

U/23 – Gauteng

Women – North West

Men – North West

Vodacom National Women’s Championship 2017

The Dee Oliver Cup 2017

09 August 2017, WBSA  Celebrated the Spirit of the 8th Dee Oliver Cup on Women’s Day in commemoration of Ms. Dee Olivier who passed away tragically in 2007 on her way to Bloemfontein, whilst representing the Eastern Cape Province at the Vodacom National Women’s Championships. This tournament is in memory of our fallen comrade who was the first Eastern Cape Women player to Captained the first SA Women’s National Team.

Provincial Teams representing the Free State, North West Province, Kwa Zulu Natal, Gauteng,  Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces descended on the Nelson Mandela Bay Region for four days and competed in the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Women’s National Championship for the Dee Oliver Cup, held at the Raymond Mhlaba Indoor Sports Centre, Motherwell, in Port Elizabeth from the 9th to 12th August 2017.

WBSA Director, and Wheelchair Basketball Eastern Cape Chairman, Mr. Sibongile Fondine reiterated that this was an opportunity as a community to come together and celebrate the spirit, the determination, courage and achievement of Disabled Women in Sport. It is these attributes which made the Dee Oliver Cup remembered for its contribution to women’s excellence.

In conjunction with Vodacom, WBSA, the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, has undertaken this annual project to promote the growth of basketball amongst women, whilst at the same time, using this tournament to celebrate the overcoming of disability on National Women’s Day. In so doing, we will partner with Basketball SA and other associations so as to build up women’s wheelchair basketball and provide a platform for the National Women’s High Performance program.

Our involvement in wheelchair basketball is not only focusing on building players in terms of performance but it goes beyond that into boosting their morale and most of all, giving them dignity in being recognised rightly amongst sports personalities.

The Vodacom Legacy program with Elsen Schools engages youth into a support structure, assisting in the development of the community and youth. It is a project launched in conjunction with WBSA by Vodacom in 2015, ensuring sustainability in skills development programs.

This Vodacom National Women Championships took place for the first time in 2009 and was won by the SA Invitational side. The tournament was held in Port Elizabeth and it was a great success partnered with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, sponsored by Vodacom. It is fitting, 9 years later, that the games have returned to its place of origin.

The Dee Oliver Cup also gives the High-Performance Coaching Commission Staff the final opportunity to assess athletes for selection into the national women’s squad who will represent South Africa at the IWBF African World Cup Qualifiers later this year in Durban in November. The country that qualifiers, will represent Africa at the World Cup to be held in Hamburg, Germany in 2018

CEO of Wheelchair Basketball SA, Charles Saunders states, that the Partnership with the Provinces and Vodacom over the past 18 years has established a solid base from grass root to performance enhanced athletes, starting from the Youth U23 Games and extending into the National Women and Men Provincial Championships. It has provided the foundation for not only skills development but National Selection and has elevated out athletes onto the world arenas. Our gratitude and appreciation goes beyond a single thank you as it has benefited so many lives afflicted by disability and we celebrate that this is not just a game, but a way of life.

The two finalists from the Vodacom U23 Youth games, Women and Men SA Championships will be playing in the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge for a Winner takes All coveted cash prize and title champions of South Africa on the 7th of October 2017 in Johannesburg.


Natascha Ono becomes the first ever African women IWBF Referee

First ever African women IWBF Referee

18 July 2016, Agadir Morocco

Today marked a proud moment for South African Wheelchair Basketball as one of the countries top referees, Natascha Onono, was awarded her IWBF International Referee’s license, in so doing, became the first ever African Woman to achieve this.

Well Done Natascha, your hard work and dedication to support is inspirational.