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Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball is the largest and one of the blue ribbon leading Paralympic Sport, with its roots going back to the late 40's.

Although initially a rehabilitation and recreational activity for spinal cord injured patients, it quickly developed into a competitive sport and today the National Wheelchair Basketball League consists of 65 teams playing in 9 Divisions.

Wheelchair Basketball embraces a wide range of disabilities including paraplegics, spina bifida, amputees, brittle bones, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Able bodied players are eligible to play in divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4, junior league and women's league. Virtually everyone who can conceivably play wheelchair basketball is encouraged to do so.

If you are new to the game and looking to play or become involved in wheelchair basketball you should be can find out what the basic skills needed to play are, more about the classification system, the women's and the junior programme.Information can also be found on coaching and officiating wheelchair basketball.

 

Wheelchair Basketball in your area

There are 2 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Contacts

Jay Popat
Club Development Manager, 
British Wheelchair Basketball
T: 01509 279900

@BritWheelBBall



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