• Register


On the 29th October 2000, the curtain was drawn on one of Australia’s proudest moments. For six weeks Sydney had hosted the world with the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever.

The Seekers were the closing act and as Judith Durham‘s voice rang out across the stadium singing ‘The Carnival is Over’, for the Wollongong Roller Hawks, things were just getting started.

As Australia’s mens and womens wheelchair basketball teams arrive in Japan for Tokyo 2020, rollerhawks.com.au spoke with Tristan Knowles to discover the disrupted preparations of the last two years only adds fuel to the team’s fire to avenge their sixth place in Rio.

Wheelchair basketball careers tend to begin in the most peculiar of places and the hoops journey of Hannah Dodd is no different. 

Three Roller Hawks have booked their tickets to the Tokyo Paralympics, but a month of COVID circumventing awaits as case numbers both here and in Japan surge.

Round 4 of the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) has been cancelled due to increasing border restrictions and lockdowns across the country.