O’Neill-Thorne to represent Australia at World Challenge Cup
NTIS Wheelchair Basketball scholarship athlete Tom O’Neill-Thorne has been selected in the team of 12 to represent the Rollers at the Mitsubishi Electric World Challenge Cup.
The Australian Rollers have landed in Tokyo as they continue preparations for the Asia Oceania Zone (AOZ) qualifiers later this year with a tournament against Japan, Turkey and Great Britain from August 31 to September 2. The team was selected from a camp earlier this year as well as a mini-camp that occurred during the NWBL season.
The tournament also provides Australia with the opportunity to compete against talented teams after Japan finished ninth at the Rio Paralympics, while Turkey fell to Great Britain in the bronze medal game.
The Rollers will hit the court first against host nation Japan before playing a total of four games across three days.
Australia vs. Japan
September 1: Australia vs. Great Britain
September 1: Australia vs. Turkey
September 2: Finals