The SportsAble Rockets Wheelchair Basketball Team is looking forward to beginning its 2019 League campaign, which kicks off on September 6th with an away match at London Titans.
Wheelchair Basketball is one of the fastest growing disability sports thanks to its addictive, fast-paced style, plus it is a lot of fun and great for fitness.
If you would like to give it a try, please come down to our new taster sessions at Windsor Leisure Centre on Sunday’s from 4:30 pm. Both able-bodied and disabled people can enjoy this sport, so it is excellent for all the family, including children and parents.
We have two Level 2 coaches, plenty of volunteers and a friendly club environment to welcome new members to the squad. To get the team going, we have had incredible support from the local community. Fundraising for the much needed initial 12 wheelchairs, kit, equipment and trailer was initiated by Frazer Callingham and friends who cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End to get the project launched.
Since then we’ve had support from others – including Volvo UK who sponsored the team in its first year by providing a brand new XC60 for transporting them to training and matches – and we are now partnered with Reading Rockets’ Basketball team as their official Wheelchair Basketball squad.
Of the exciting partnership, Matthew Johnson, the Rockets’ Director of Coaching, said:
” For a long time, we as a club have worked hard in the running game but have always felt that there was an entire section of our sport that was missing. SportsAble were not only able to see the same issue and empathise but were also set up in such a professional way that they were ready to become an active and enthused partner with us and have helped us create what we all firmly believe will become an exciting and sustainable relationship for wheelchair basketball in our region.”
Novices and pros alike are welcome to sign-up for two teams:
– a ‘fun’ social team
– a competitive team.
All abilities welcome, including able-bodied. Come and join one of Berkshire’s exciting, Wheelchair Basketball teams!
You provide the interest and enthusiasm – we provide the sports chairs, kit, hall and coaching.