Red Dust Heelers, half-time experience at Perth Arena

Red Dust Heelers played at halftime of the recent Wildcats-36ers match.
Red Dust Heelers played at halftime of the recent Wildcats-36ers match.

BRAD Ness has experienced plenty of highs in his distinguished wheelchair basketball career.

But the Paralympic gold medal winner says watching his Red Dust Heelers teammates take to the Perth Arena court, many for the first time, ranked as high as any of them.

Ness is player-coach of the Heelers, a side that aims to empower people with disability to lead, mentor and inspire.

The Heelers took to the court during the halftime break of the clash between the Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers.

Ness said it was an unreal experience for his team.

“It’s not every day you get to play in front of 12,000 people,” he said.

“The atmosphere was incredible.”

Ness said the experience of playing in front of thousands was exactly what the team had in mind when they started. For more visit .