Annual Tournament 2023

Tournament 2023 WRAP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday 16th January 2023 

Suncoast Spinners National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament attracts over 150 players

The Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball T23 Tournament, the biggest tournament of its type in the country, saw the magic of sportsmanship combined with fierce competition return to the Sunshine Coast in the first tournament to be held since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event took place at Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium over three days this weekend (Friday 13th to Sunday 15th January 2023), with over 150 players in 18 teams coming from throughout Australia competing across three divisions.

The competition was fierce, but it was the social aspect of everyone coming together again that everyone said was the highlight.

With Paralympians and former-Paralympians playing in the same tournament alongside players with a disability and able-bodied players of all levels is part of what makes the Suncoast Spinners Tournament unique.

Suncoast Spinners President and former Paralympian player Bridie Kean said Spinners T23 was a display of highly competitive games combined with spectacular sportsmanship, saying the tournament had a huge positive impact on the sport …. 

We’re delighted to announce the confirmation of the 16th Annual Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament is being held again 2023 .

Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Inc. hosts a tournament in January each year which is recognised on the National Basketball Calendar.

The tournament brings together athletes from around Australia and overseas in what is the premier showcase event for Wheelchair Basketball in the state of Queensland.

This three day event highlights the immense talent here on the Sunshine Coast.

Spectators are welcome to come along and see this amazing sport. You will be mesmerised with the level of skill and talent on court. Competitors rang in age from 6 to 60 years of age. Yes 60! Three levels of competition from beginners to Australia’s Elite.

Tournament 2023 Sponsors

We would like to thank our 2023 Tournament sponsors.  Their help supports the growth and success of the event.

A Look Back at the 2020 Tournament.

The 14th annual Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament was held at the Caloundra Indoor stadium in January 2020 with a record breaking 24 teams, 190 participants and 20 referees.

The tournament included a Reverse Inclusion Conference and 5 Coaching Clinic’s presenter by world renowned WCB coach Mike Frogely.

Held over a three day period at the Caloundra Indoor stadium, the tournament caters to all levels of skill and ability with a three grade competition, B Grade Beginners, A Grade Developing, and Premier Grade Experienced.

Teams from all states competed in the event, the largest wheelchair basketball tournament in Australia to date.

With 24 teams and 103 games over three days of action packed wheelchair basketball, the 2020 tournament was full of spectacular sport.