BSE student Brianna O’Bryan has been selected for Victoria’s 2019 Kevin Coombs Cup wheelchair basketball team. Brianna was encouraged to ‘have a go’ and trial for the team by her coach, friends, and family in late January before receiving the news a week later.


Brianna is excited about the opportunity to represent her state, and that her experience so far has opened her eyes to more opportunities and learning experiences. She trains with the squad every Sunday at various locations around Melbourne.

In an article published by Basketball Victoria, newly appointed head coach Ben Hodgens said the group’s strong mix of experience and developing players will give Victoria a great foundation to build on heading into the tournament. “…our newer faces, Chithic Machar, Mitch Bond, Brianna O’Bryan and Charles Smart will look to make a strong start to their Victorian representation in 2019.” Hodgens told Basketball Victoria’s Jarrod Potter.

Victoria will go into the tournaments as reigning champions, and are intent on defending their crown in Townsville in mid-April. Brianna and her team start their campaign on 17 April, coinciding with the Australian Under-18 Junior Championships

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