Who is Brad Ness


Brad has had the unique opportunity to combine the personal outcome of a work place accident with his successful professional sporting career to now morph into coaching. His role as player and captain of the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team over a period of 18 years, together with his education, has given him the skills to communicate effectively at all levels. As well as providing him with the knowledge and credentials to coach. Brad has travelled the world in his pursuit of excellence with the Australian team as well as living and playing basketball in Italy for more than 10 years. He uses these opportunities to engage and inspire on the court.

Brad is a below the knee amputee as the result of a work place accident that occurred when he was 18. This has not stopped him from achieving his goals and aspirations. Upon retirement from playing Brad was appointed Head Coach of the Wheelchair Basketball program at the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS). This allows him to work with elite and aspiring athletes to ensure that they fulfil their potential. He also has a National coaching profile through Basketball Australia where he has been appointed Head Coach of the U/23 National Men’s team and Assistant Coach of the Australian Men’s team. The coaching roles have been a direct transition from player to coach and have brought new challenges and successes.

He continues to develop his passion for motivating people of all ages to achieve their dreams. 

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