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Wheelchair Basketball

Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association

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General Information
Contact Telephone
01509 279900

Get Involved

Wellbeing @Work Briefing

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 (08:00 - 09:30)

Workplace Wheelchair Basketball Competition

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 (17:30 - 20:30)

Wellbeing @Work Briefing

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 (17:30 - 19:00)

What is Wheelchair Basketball?

Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, and maintains a 10-foot basketball hoop and standard basketball court.

The exceptions are rules which have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair. For example, "travelling" in wheelchair basketball occurs when the athlete touches his wheels more than twice after receiving or dribbling the ball. The individual must pass, bounce or shoot the ball before touching the wheels again.

Benefits

As a player trains and practices, they tone and strengthen various muscles in the body while increasing stamina. Wheelchair football is a type of team sport that encourages communication between the players, improving one's social skills. Becoming better in the sport also helps increase confidence.

Involvement

Local clubs can be found by visiting the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association website.

Equipment

The following equipment will be required:
• Basket with a backboard
• Basketballs

To take part in a competitive match specific sport wheelchairs need to be used.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
    Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
  • Equality Standard
    NWL LSA
    County Sport Network
    O&W LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
  • H&B LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Safeguarding
    O&W LSA
  • Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland