April Sportstar 2018 nominee

By Riverine Herald

Congratulations to wheelchair basketballer Billy Ilsley who is our April Sportstar nominee.

Billy Ilsley is a rising star in his sport.

A sport he never planned on being a part of.

His accident last year would have stopped most people in their tracks.

Instead, Billy got on with his life, choosing to find a way to be involved in sport — wheelchair basketball.

After just six months in the sport, Billy played a pivotal role in the 2018 Kevin Coombs Cup victory for Victoria — a tournament Victoria had never previously won.

Ilsley has a high grade injury, which classifies him as a one point player — the highest grade of injury possible for someone in the sport.

Despite this injury — and his inability to shoot — Ilsley was strong on defense and ended the tournament with a number of assists to help the Vics claim the cup.