West Midlands

Development of junior wheelchair basketball

Sport: Wheelchair basketball
Location: West and East Midlands, expanding nationwide
Organiser: Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association
Contact: Charlie Bethel – 01509 631671
Sponsor: RGK Wheelchairs
Sportsmatch award: £42,200

Outline

A programme to attract new, young players to the existing seven junior teams and create junior sides at senior clubs. The first year starts with a pilot in the Midlands, comprising taster days in schools followed by visits to local teams. Members of the England junior squad will be used as role models for recruiting at a week long camp at Nottingham School of Sport. Talent will be developed through training camps at weekends. Young women are a major target.

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