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Brett Stibners

Brett Stibners

Wheelchair Basketball

Their Journey

"The harder I work the luckier I become."

Brett Stibners

Brett Stibners started his sports career as an indoor hockey player for Australia. After he had a car accident he found a new passion in 2003 by playing wheelchair basketball.

"I grew up in Oak Flats which is one and a half hours south of Sydney. I still live in the same suburb. Sport has always been a big part of my life. I grew up playing field hockey and was lucky enough to be selected to play Indoor Hockey for Australia. Unfortunately I had a car accident when I was 21 and my left leg had to be amputated. I was introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2003 as a 23 year old and instantly fell in love with the sport.

After trying Wheelchair Basketball I realized it was everything I missed when playing Hockey. Every player needs to contribute and work as a team for a positive outcome. Wheelchair Basketball also includes all people with differing disabilities and with the classification system everyone has a opportunity to play. I've travelled the world many times, lived in Spain for 3 years, it's given me lifelong friends. The sport has given me a life that I probably would not have had if not introduced to it.

I've been married for 10 years and have two sons 9 and 5. My kids are now starting to find their own passions  and I love watching them try and achieve those."

When training or competing, Brett Stibners uses the RGK Elite Basketball Sports Wheelchair

"Reliable, strong, light. It's a quality product that is used by many players throughout the world."
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Brett Stibners
Brett Stibners

Road to Glory

2012

Paralympics Games (London)

Silver

2010

Gold Cup (Birmingham, England)

Gold

2008

Paralympic Games (Beijing)

Gold