Lisa Edmonds


With more than 100 appearances for Australia – and a Paralympic medal – Lisa Edmonds is one of Australia’s most accomplished Wheelchair basketballers.

Lisa experienced a meteoric rise, being called up to the National team in 1989, after having only started the sport the year before.

At just 21 years of age, she showed signs of the leader she was to become, beginning a career that saw her represent Australia 104 times.

Lisa made her international debut in 1989 at the Far East and South Pacific Games in Kobe, Japan, the biggest multi-sports games in the Asia and South Pacific region at the time.

She played in the first of four World Championship competitions in 1990, in France – the first time the event was made available to women.

Lisa is a three times World Championship bronze medallist – 1994, 1998 and 2002 – and along with her peer group paved the way for women in her sport for years to come.

Her career highlight came towards the end of her career, helping the Gliders win a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, in her third and final games appearance.

Lisa showed tremendous loyalty playing for the North Sydney Bears (Stacks Goudkamp Bears) since its inception in 2000. Along the way she won the league championship in 2001 and was named in the All-Star five for four consecutive years 2000 – 2003.

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