Wheelchair Basketball South Africa (WBSA) is the governing body for wheelchair basketball in South Africa. WBSA was established in 1970 under the SA Sports for the Physically Disabled. it evolved into a Section 21 Company in 2004. The focus of its Directorship was to reconstruct an organisation with a corporate identity that would enhance investors return on capital investment and in so doing, secure funding for its mass participation, social development and capacity building programs for Basketball players with Physical Disability.
The Coaching, Technical, Classification, Players and Conferences commissions were established with the emphasis on working committees with its main objective being to develop wheelchair basketball within its jurisdiction on political, cultural, religious, and racial and gender neutrality.
Our mission is to achieve excellence through ongoing personal attention and commitment to sponsor and investor alike utilizing tried and tested management methods. Our performance will be achieved through communication and confidence, thus ensuring improved service standards. In so doing WBSA shall strive to:
- Develop and promote basketball.
- Create awareness of basketball.
- Improve the standard of local and national competition.
- Allow each of its members access to any facility under its control.
- Pay due weight to the cultural backgrounds of its founding members.
- Assist all clubs and members to participate in National, District and Regional Competitions.
- To organize league competitions, tours and exhibitions in all areas within its jurisdiction.
- Find due financial support for both, by investment and sponsorship.
- Provide return of investment by achieving set company goals following the ethics of honesty and integrity.
Cup gold medal with a blistering 129-92 win over Serbia (5-4) at the Palacio de os Deportes de la Comunidad arena on Sunday night in Madrid, Spain. The USA, which distanced itself from Serbia early in the game with a 28-6 run to close the first quarter, became just the third country in FIBA World Cup history to capture consecutive titles, and more crucial, the championship earned the USA an automatic bid into the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.