Albury-Wodonga's wheelchair basketball team set for its biggest test at Country Cup

ALL SET: Wheelchair basketballers Jackson Gray, Mackayla McMahon, Nat Dyball, Felicity Tomkins, Dennis Ramsay (coach), Michael Gray, Catie McMahon, Lil Dyball before the NSW Country Cup this weekend. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS
ALL SET: Wheelchair basketballers Jackson Gray, Mackayla McMahon, Nat Dyball, Felicity Tomkins, Dennis Ramsay (coach), Michael Gray, Catie McMahon, Lil Dyball before the NSW Country Cup this weekend. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

The Border will be represented at the Wheelchair Sports NSW Country Cup in Narrabeen this weekend.

It will be the first official competition the recently-formed Albury-Wodonga wheelchair rugby team has contested.

Coach Dennis Ramsay said the team has come together over the past year and is made up of players with an acquired disability and able-bodied participants.

“It’s a sport for everybody, all abilities are included,” Ramsay said.

“We’ve trained almost every Saturday morning for couple of hours at a time.

“The athletes’ skills have vastly improved since I first saw them and taking them to the Country Cup will test their ability to play as a team.”

The Border side will play up to five games across Saturday and Sunday against fellow country NSW teams, with a possibility of reaching the semi-finals and final.

Ramsay will also be mentoring the Australian Invictus wheelchair basketball team at the event, who will use it as preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.