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Wheelchair Basketball

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

Partners

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