Tonight on Not the Footy Show – 21 Oct 2009

WheelchairBasketballWestern Australia keeps on churning out amazing sporting achievements and once again we plan to share some of those with you tonight, as well as previewing two upcoming golf events and reviewing the Handball national championships.

We will also be looking back on James Weight’s achievement of kite surfing across the Bass Strait.

Wheelchair basketball
They just keep rolling along, the Australian Rollers, the Australian Wheelchair Basketball team. The current Olympic gold medallists have just gone through the Asia Oceania Championships undefeated to qualify for the 2010 World Championships in the United Kingdom, tonight we catch up with Justin Eveson to hear how the tournament progressed.

The Handball national Championships were in Perth at the weekend for the first time ever. Tonight we catch up with former Sweden representative and President of Handball WA, Dan Svensson to hear how WA fared and how the tournament went.

Rugby Sevens
Cheryl Soon is not only Captain of the inaugural Women’s Rugby sevens world Champions but she is a Western Australian, who went to Copenhagen to state the case for Rugby Sevens inclusion in the Olympics. She was obviously very persuasive, as it has been accepted, and will share with us the secret of her and her team’s success.

Golf is another sport that has just been given Olympic inclusion and tonight we catch up with Wayne Smith, but more to talk about the Handa Open Cup starting this Friday at South Perth Golf Club, and the Handa Cup which starts next week at Nedlands.

Lauren Mitchell arrived back yesterday from the World Gymnastics Championships with two individual silver medals. We will catch up with her coach Liz Chekovitch to hear what this means for Lauren and for WAIS and whether we can start dreaming of a medal in London in 2012.

The Perth Lynx have started the season slowly but their defeat against the Adelaide Lightning at the weekend showed they are on the right track. Coach Joe McKay will join us tonight to talk about how they can continue to improve.

Now Kite surfing looks a lot of fun, but would it be fun to get stuck in the middle of the Bass Strait if the wind dropped? James Weight pushed that thought to the back of his mind, and managed to kite surf across the strait and tonight joins us to tell us about his trip. Or is achievement a more appropriate word?

Tonight on Not the Footy Show – 21 Oct 2009

2 thoughts on “Tonight on Not the Footy Show – 21 Oct 2009

  • October 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I could not agree more, and It was great that we were able to follow Cheryl through the whole process on the show.
    She has come a long way!

  • October 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Cheryl and the rest of the IRB team did a fantastic job in Copenhagen. If it wasn’t for the IRB committee and the pulling together of the rugby community then i don’t think Olympic rugby would have happened

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