Four heading to Canada for wheelchair basketball world champs

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The four Sydney Uni Wheelkings/Sydney Uni Wheelchair Flames representatives who helped the Australian men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams to triumphs at the 2013 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championships, have been rewarded for their efforts after gaining selection in teams to compete at next year’s IWBF World Championships.

Sarah Stewart, Kylie Gauci and Caitlin de Wit have all been re-selected in the Australian women’s Gliders team, while Michael Auprince has also been selected again in the Australian men’s Rollers team for his second consecutive squad.

De Wit is a SUSF Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder (Bachelor of Veterinary Science), while Stewart is a former scholarship holder and University of Sydney graduate.

Both the Rollers and Gliders powered through the tournament without losing a match, dominating their competition along the way to be crowned champions and gain direct qualification through to the June 2014 IWBF World Championships. The Rollers defeated South Korea 74-60 in the final, while the the Gliders accounted for China 57-35 in the final.

The 2014 IWBF Women’s World Championships take place in Toronto, Canada from June 19-29, with the Men’s World Championships taking place in Incheon, South Korea from July 1-12 2014.