Congratulations to the Sureway Roller Hawks
20 August 2019
Congratulations to the Sureway Wollongong Roller Hawks who claimed the 2019 National Wheelchair Basketball League championship title at the weekend with a 9-point victory over the Queensland Spinning Bullets.
The win is the team’s third straight championship, a historic feat, especially so with all three being won on enemy territory.
“Congratulations to the Roller Hawks players and support team members on this achievement,” said Sureway Area Manager Sean Quilkey.
“It is excellent to see this title coming home to Wollongong once again.” he said.
Brad Fisher, who is a proud team member of both the Roller Hawks and Sureway had this to say regarding the team’s momentous win –
“We only lost one game all year, however that made us a target as the team to beat.
“Our large win against Perth leading into the Grand Final really filled us with a lot of confidence in our capabilities,” he said, “We have a lot of experience in the team which really paid off in the end.”
“Winning three championships back-to-back is an amazing effort.”
Sureway came on board as naming rights sponsor earlier in 2019, with Sureway Regional Manager Michael Lee citing that The Roller Hawks attitude towards sport mirrored Sureway’s attitude to employment as a driving factor.
“As a business, we believe that no matter your current circumstances, there will always be opportunities to succeed, contribute and participate – whether that is in sport, work, volunteering, education or other avenues”
“When it comes to employment for people with disability, one job can make a difference to not just that one person but their entire family and support network.” Mr Lee said.
“It’s not only the financial benefits but it’s the social aspects, the feeling of having a purpose.”
The Roller Hawks rely on sponsorship and the hard work of their players, supporters, coaches, volunteers and sponsors to continue their participation at a National level.
“We rely on heavily on sponsors like Sureway in order to continue to get to our games all around the country,” explained Mr Fisher, “without them we may not have made it to the Grand Final”.