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Ryan is a Noongar man wer Wheelchair basketball player. He is currently the captain of the Red Dust Heelers, wer a founding member of the Red Dust Healers Wheeling wer Healing Program.[1]

Ryan Morich with Family

Early LifeEdit

Born in Karratha in 1994, Ryan moved to Perth at an early age. [2].

At the age of 12, Ryan lost his leg below the knee due to a rare bone cancer (Ewing’s Sarcoma). [3].

His career in Basketball was inspired by a visit by Justin Evasion’s mum a few months after he lost his leg where she told Ryan about wheelchair basketball. Ryan commenced training three weeks after her visit. [4]

Career HighlightsEdit

2012 Australian Junior Team - Gold MedalistEdit


Under 23s World Championships - Adana, TurkeyEdit

Along with nidja team mates, the team won Bronze during nidja championship. [6]

Red Dust HeelersEdit


NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year


  1. [1] Player profile
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20160503002516/http://reddustheelers.com/rolling-with-red-dust/ryan-morich/
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20160503002516/http://reddustheelers.com/rolling-with-red-dust/ryan-morich/
  4. [2] Player profile
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20160701194742/http://alabamaadapted.com/player/ryan-morich/
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20160503002516/http://reddustheelers.com/rolling-with-red-dust/ryan-morich/

Further ReadingEdit