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Top 100 Nomination

Bridie is one of the most inspirational and highly motivated basketballers i know! Whilst competing her Masters degree at the University of Queensland, she manages to train every day at least twice, Playing women's and Mens league. She is amazing on and o

- Ella Sabljak

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Qualifying for London!

Greatest achievement off the field: Taking home my Bachelor’s degree after 4 years in the US on a sporting scholarship.

Who is your sporting heroine? Liesl Tesch - 5 time Paralympian going for her 6th in London for sailing.

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 12 - 20 hours

What do you love about your sport? I love that wheelchair basketball has so many aspects and that you can always work toward improving in so many areas. There is fitness, team work, reading the game, skill and execution and so many more.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? I would want to play games every weekend all year round, rather than for 6 months of the year!

What motivates you? The idea of being beside my teammates in London knowing that we gave it everything we had to get where we wanted to be in the moments before the games and taking that into Gliders basketball on the court!

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Coaching basketball for people with intellectual disabilities and I am currently studying my Masters in Public Health at the University of Queensland

Three words that describe you: I would like to think ambitious, driven and happy.

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Do it!! Suck in as much information from all the coaches and experienced players around you and enjoy it!

Bridie Kean Supports Sport for Women Day

Sport has given me the opportunity to work relentlessly for what I want to get, to meet and travel the world with some of the best people in the world, to be healthy and fit and to gain satisfaction when I know I’ve done all I can to be the best I can be.

Not only have these opportunities helped on the court, they transfer over into life and for that reason I support Sport for Women Day because I believe all women deserve the opportunity to experience what sport can do for them in life.. whether it be competitive or for fun!