RED DUST HEALING AND THE RED DUST HEELERS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM
The Red Dust Heelers are Aboriginal and other athletes with disability. A Red Dust Heeler is committed to the inclusion of people with disability into all areas of life; building healing friendships and a connected community.
The Red Dust Heelers entered a wheelchair basketball team into the National Wheelchair Basketball League in 2014, and have used their presence in the NWBL to spread awareness of disability and support people with disability across Australia. The Heelers also provide stand-alone community engagement programs and mentoring for disability sports and recreation, including pathways to Paralympic sports, education and employment. Red Dust Heelers are mentored by Tom Powell Founder Red Dust Healing, and Cultural Ambassador Darryl Kickett (NAIDOC Person of the Year 2013)
In 2015, Red Dust Heeler Ryan Morich was awarded NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year.
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