UKSG Wheelchair Basketball

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Action-packed and fast-paced, 2017 sees wheelchair basketball return to the School Games in what is set to be another huge year for the sport.

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For any sports related enquiries please contact Frankie Harper at British Wheelchair Basketball.

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Why should you watch this

The 2017 School Games is one of the highlights of the UK’s junior wheelchair basketball calendar, truly demonstrating the transformation and impact the sport has as a rehabilitation and recreational activity for spinal cord injured patients.

Now one of the leading blue-ribbon Paralympic sports and played competitively world-wide, its classification systems sees wheelchair basketball embrace a range of disabilities whilst also welcoming non-disabled players in domestic competitions; the UK’s wheelchair basketball community continues to grow both on and off the court.

UKSG Wheelchair Basketball
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Did you know…?

  • Over 140 teams are playing wheelchair basketball in the UK.
  • You can fit two full size basketballs side-by-side in a basketball ring.
  • Wheelchair basketball is played with exactly the same size court and the same height hoops as running basketball.
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How it Works

British Wheelchair Basketball will host at this event 6 teams, three from England (North, Central and South) and the three home nations who will compete in two pools.

Opening the tournament in two pools, the top two teams from each group will progress through to the semi finals; the winners then taking centre stage in an unmissable final.

To view the 2017 School Games selection policy please click here.

Designated Athlete Mentor – Maria Bertelli. Please click here for more information.