The Goannas are the Mens National representative team for deaf basketball in Australia and is made up of the best deaf athletes throughout the nation. Residing in multiple states, players travel once a month to their training base in Melbourne to train together for a weekend before resuming their normal representative club duties back home.
Because there is no funding available for the team, players split the expenses for training camps such as air fares, food and accommodation to keep costs as low as possible. Costs for a single training camp is typically around $200 an athlete which highlights the current squads long term commitment to the teams development.
Know of a deaf or hard of hearing basketball player who may be interested in joining the Goannas?
If so, do get in touch with us via the contact page or on our social media platforms (see below).
The team acts as a development squad, constantly improving players’s skills so they can become confident in joining a mainstream basketball club. The team is looking to develop for the future.
2019 Australian Deaf Men’s Squad
#10 MARK BILYJ
#6 JORDAN WOOLMER
#11 CALLAN BROOKS
#13 JARROD YOUNG
#4 SAM CARTLEDGE
#7 MORGAN WILLIAMS
#12 HALIL DURNAOGLU
#8 BAILEY MCNICHOLL
#5 SHANE CRICK
#9 LACHLAN JACKSON
#14 PATRICK LANE