A wheelchair basketball coaching and athletes clinic was recently held in Dili, Timor-Leste by Motivation Australia volunteer coaches Alison Mosely and Lisa Chaffey and local partners ASSERT. Fourteen participants participated in the five day clinic, including four women new to the team.
ASSERT have been developing a wheelchair basketball programme over the past two years as part of their community support for people with a mobility disability. The 2012 programme funded by an Australian Sports Outreach (ASOP) Grant enabled the five day clinic to target the developing skills of the wheelchair basketball coaches and senior players and introduce the sport to new members.
The 2012 Wheelchair Basketball programme is also focused on developing networks in the districts in and around Dili to engage women, men, girls and boys with a disability in sport.