2015 DBA NEWS

 

DEAF BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA TEAM AIMS TO CEMENT REPUTATION AT TURKISH GAMES
Whittlesea Leader

“Australian Basketballer Mark Bilyj is paving the way for the next generation of hearing impaired athletes across the country.” 

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ALTONA GOLD MEDALIST LOBBIES FOR DEAF ATHLETES
Hobsons Bay Leader

“Altona’s Shane Crick who recently won a gold medal as part of the Australian Mens Deaf Basketball Team, is lobbying for more support to enable deaf athletes to compete internationally.”

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DEAF FITZROY NORTH BASKETBALLER SAM CARTLEDGE TO COMPETE AT 2017 DEAFYLIMPCS IN TURKEY
Melbourne Leader

"The trips cost Cartledge, who works three jobs, about $10,000 out of his own pocket­."


CARTLEDGE LEADS GOANNAS TO ASIA PACFIC DEAF GAMES VICTORY
Camden Advertiser

‘‘Five years ago, I would not of thought that what I have done and achieved was feasible and I cant believe I have progressed this far.’’


LACHLAN REBOUNDS FOR MUM
Newcastle Herald

"I thought of maybe missing out on going overseas, because it was 2½ weeks away and you want to be there to support your mum, but Mum said she wanted me to go."


MUDGEE'S JORDAN WOOLMER WINS GOLD WITH AUSTRALIAN DEAF BASKETBALL TEAM AT ASIA PACIFIC TITLES
Mudgee Guardian Newspaper

“We were probably the only team who came into the tournament with a focus on team defence and it definitely paid off.” 

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GOANNAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Basketball Australia Website

“The Goannas have won their past nine games against international opponents. With the 2017 Deaflympic Games in Turkey, the team have their eyes set on continuing their winning ways and making program history.”


EYES ON THE PRIZE
LaTrobe Valley Express

"He's always tried to achieve lots of things and not see hearing loss as a disability that will hold him back, he'll still try to achieve his full potential."


CALLAN'S HOOP DREAMS
Australian Hearing

“While most basketball players rely heavily on whistles and sounds to play, Callan has taught himself to play the game differently. He keeps one Step ahead by paying close attention to the moves of his team mates and opponents”


SAM CARTLEDGE NAMED VICE CAPTAIN OF AUSTRALIAN DEAF BASKETBALL TEAM
Macarthur Chronicle

“Few of us know what it is like to be without one of the five senses. Let alone cope and deal with that issue while facing all the other curveballs life throws at you, as well as pursue an elite sports career.”


THE GOANNAS' TEAM PUTS THE WORLDS ON NOTICE
Deaf Sports Australia

"The position does little to reflect the massive tournament and the obstacles that the Goannas overcame to earn their world ranking."


GOANNAS HEAD TO 2015 WORLD DEAF BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Basketball Australia Website

“A team of 11 players has been announced for the Australian Goannas as they depart for Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei ahead of the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships from July 4-12”

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SHANE AGAINST THE WORLD!
Blackburn Vikings Basketball Club

"Blackburn Youth League star Shane Crick will depart with the rest of the Australian Goannas, the Deaf Men’s’ National Basketball Team on Tuesday for the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei."


MUDGEE'S JORDAN WOOLMER STARS IN TAIWAN
Mudgee Guardian

"Mudgee’s Jordan Woolmer has starred for the side during their first three games as the Aussie side racked up a hard-fought win over Poland"


JORDAN TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
Daily Liberal

“Jordan has represented Australia in the past and in July will be taking part in a World Championships but there is every chance not many people in Dubbo know the story of Jordan Woolmer.”


AUSTRALIAN GOANNAS TAKE ON WARRANDYTE YOUTH 
Big V Basketball Website

"The Goannas are in the midst of training for the World Deaf Basketball Championships which are due to be held in Taipei in July."


AUSSIE FLAVOUR FOR YOUNG SUNS 
Big V Basketball Website

“Not being able to play with his implant brings its own challenge not only for Sam, but also for his coaches and teammates.”