I am in the very fortunate position to be the Official Photographer for Wheelchair Sports Western Australia (WSWA). I get to photograph amazing and talented athletes who have physical disabilities but who do not allow those physical disabilities to set them back. Its very inspirational and fun!!
On Wednesday 11th of April, I attended and photographed the presentation of playing jerseys to the current Black Ducks, WSWA’s Under 21 wheelchair basketball team. It is an extremely proud moment as an athlete to gain a place on a State team and the room was filled with huge smiles and a lot of pride. Amber Merritt, who will be missing out on playing with the Ducks this year due to Paralympic commitments reminded the team of the opportunity that they have had presented to them, to wear their jerseys with pride and to play hard. Words that very clearly resonated throughout the room.
The Black Ducks will defend their title at next weeks Kevin Coombs Cup being held at Challenge Stadium and we wish them every luck in this endeavour.
So without further delay….meet your WA Black Ducks (missing from below are Assistant Coach Nick Radovich and Captain Jake Kavanagh);