Women and Girls

Girls Enabled and Ready to Play! (GEAR)

This girls-only wheelchair basketball program is for female players of all ages, physical abilities, and skill levels looking to play in a welcoming, low-pressure, and social environment. Basketball and basketball-related skills will be practiced with emphasis on fun! No experience required!

GEAR to Play Days are held in various locations throughout the year. Sessions are led by founder and coach, Christina Swett with the help of various female athlete mentors.

Upcoming Events:
No upcoming events at the moment

Josée Matte, High Performance Manager, at josee@onpara.ca

Women’s Provincial Program

The Ontario Women’s Provincial Program (Team Ontario) brings together women and girls from across the province with the intent of fostering competition, development, leadership, and camaraderie among female wheelchair basketball players.

The Ontario Senior Women aim to compete every year in the CWBL Women’s National Championship against other women’s club teams and provincial teams from across Canada. The Ontario Development Women participate in the Défi Sportif, an annual multi-sport tournament held in Québec, as an opportunity to further their development and help strengthen the next generation of Ontario wheelchair basketball players.

Athletes will have the opportunity to try out for Team Ontario at the beginning of every season in order to be selected to represent Ontario at Women’s Nationals or Défi. Tryout details & selection criteria will made available online and will be communicated to club coaches and athletes prior to selection camps.

The Women’s Provincial Program is led by a knowledgeable, qualified, enthusiastic, and dedicated coaching staff tasked with overseeing athlete development and program growth.

Women’s Provincial Program 2018-2019

Head Coach, Senior Women: Paul Bowes
Head Coach, Development Women: Christina Swett
Additional Coaches: Chris Chandler, Annie Ide, Timothy Ross, Andrea Foessel



Team Ontario is open to women and girls of all ages, both with and without physical disabilities.

Identification/Selection Camps 2019

Open Tryout – Saturday October 19, 2019
Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington
Senior & Development Teams

Senior Tryout – Saturday November 23, 2019
Tait McKenzie Centre, York University, 1 Thompson Road, Toronto
Senior Team only

Open Tryout – Date TBD, 2019 tentative
Ottawa, ON – Location TBD
Senior & Development Teams

Development Tryout – January TBD, 2020
GTA – Location TBD
Development Team only

Registration Information
All athletes are required to complete their registration online through the ONPARA website.

Athletes must attend at least ONE selection camp/tryout in order to be considered, though they are highly encouraged to attend multiple camps if possible.

View the 2019-2020 Selection Criteria here – Coming soon!


Josée Matte, High Performance Manager – josee@onpara.ca
Paul Bowes, Head Coach, Senior Women’s Team- pbowes4189@rogers.com
Christina Swett, Head Coach, Development Women’s Team – cricket.swett@gmail.com

Past Rosters:
View the 2018-2019 Team Ontario Women’s Roster here.
View the 2017-2018 Team Ontario Women’s Roster here.
View the 2016-2017 Team Ontario Women’s Roster here.
View the 2015-2016 Team Ontario Women’s Roster here.