Wheelchair  Basketball  SA  competition  turnaround  strategy  has  been  in  the  making  for  the  past  four  years   and  has  placed  emphasis  on  structuring  Club  Basketball  to  ensure  grass-­root  development,  but  also   ensuring  that  this  foundation  strengthens  provincial  structures  in  providing  stronger  clubs  represented  in   the  Supersport Wheelchair Basketball Series.    

Unfortunately,  the  financial  support  received  from  Provincial  Government  continues  to  dwindle  and  is   erratic  at  best,  thus  impacting  negatively  on  the  standard  and  frequency  of  Provincial  competitions  as   provided  by  WBSA  and  therefore  the  emphasis  on  club  development.        

Competition  Synopsis  –  2019    

Provincial  Club  Championship  Summer  Leagues  

All  club  teams  participate  in  accordance  to  national   schedules  provided.  The  objective  is  to  qualify  the  top  12  club  teams  for  the  National  Men’s  Wheelchair  Basketball   League  (NMWBL  -­  Terence  De  Bruyn  Cup)  and  8  Provincial  select  women  teams,  for  the  National  Women’s   Wheelchair  Basketball  League  (NWWBL  –  playing  for  the  Dee  Olivier  Cup)      

National  Men’s  Wheelchair  Basketball  Championships  (playing  for  the  Terence  De  Bruyn  Cup)  Based  on  a   competition  formula,  the  finalists  or  finalists  and  runner  up  club  teams  playing  in  the  allocated  Conferences    

National  Women  Wheelchair  Basketball  League  (playing  for  the  Dee  Olivier  Cup)  consists  of  the  8  Provincial   select  women  teams  playing  a  round  robin  playing  in  the  allocated  Conferences  and  top  4  knock  out    

Provincial  Club  Championship  Winter  Leagues -­    All  club  teams  that  do  not  qualify  for  the  Terrence De Bruyn Cup  and  Dee Olivier Cup   participate  in  accordance  to  national  schedules  provided.  The  objective  is  to  qualify  8  top  club  teams  for  the  National   Men’s  Wheelchair  Basketball  2nd  Division  League  (playing  for  the  Jomo  Khumalo  Championship  Shield)    

WBSA  Relegation  Games  –  Promotion  /  Relegation  games  between  the  last  2  positioned  teams  from  the  Terrence De Bruyn Cup  and   the  Top  2  teams  from  the  Jomo Khumalo Championship Shield,    

SuperSport  Wheelchair  Basketball  Series  –  Top  6  club  teams  from  the  Terrence De Bruyn Cup  qualify  for  the  Supersport Wheelchair Basketball Series.    

Vodacom  Challenge  –  Provincial  U23,  Women  and  Men  Knock  Out  Conference  based  competition,  playing  for  the   Ernest  Van  Eyssen  Shield