|Full name||Brendan John Dowler|
|Born||31 January 1968|
Dowler was born on 31 January 1968, and resides in Illawarra, New South Wales. He is from Corrimal, New South Wales, has three siblings and is married. He attended university, earning a degree in IT. He became paraplegic as a result of a spinal tumour. When not playing basketball, he is a business analyst. '
Dowler is classified as a 1.0 player. He started playing wheelchair basketball in 1995.
He was part of the silver medal winning Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2004 Summer Paralympics. He was part of the gold medal winning Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia.
During his club basketball career, Dowler played for and won national titles with both the Wollongong Rollerhawks and the Sydney Razorbacks.
In 2001 and 2003 he was named one of the NWBL's All-Star Five, additionally in 2003 he was also named the NWBL's Low point MVP.
In 2012, Dowler was named the NWBL "Coach of the Year" after his team, The Wollongong Rollerhawks took out the season.
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