Wheelchair Basketball is a fast paced team sport that requires skill and teamwork and is very similar to conventional basketball, using many of the same rules with slight variations in some instances. It is played on the same size court and with hoops at the same height as conventional basketball. A great way to stay fit and active aswell as the social benefits that come with being involved in team sport. There are regular tournament competions held throught New Zealand and opportunities to represent New Zealand in international competition.
Who Can play:
Parafed Bay of Plenty Wheelchair Basketball welcome anyone (physically impaired and able bodied alike) to come and have a go at the sport. At a competitive national and international level athletes must have an objective and measurable physical impairment to their lower limbs that affects their ability to run/jump/pivot.
The equipment needed to come and play wheelchair basketball are covered shoes (where applicable) and a specifically designed basketball wheelchair. The good news is that parafed BOP supply the wheelchairs free to use on a casual basis so all you need to do is arrive with covered shoes to have a go.
Where and When?
Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre Memorial Hall,
Corner Devonport Road and 11th Avenue, Tauranga.
Wheelchairs supplied - Come along!
Give Wheelchair Basketball a go in a friendly and fun environment.
To register your intrest please contact John Sligo