Wheelchair Basketball is one of the largest Paralympic Sports, with its roots going back to the late 40's. Although initially a rehabilitation and recreational activity for spinal cord injured patients, it quickly developed into a competitive sport.
Wheelchair Basketball is a fast, exciting sport played by both men and women, with or without a disability.
The sport embraces a wide range of disabilities including paraplegics, spina bifida, amputees, brittle bones, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Able bodied players are eligible to play in divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4, junior league and women's league. Virtually everyone who can conceivably play wheelchair basketball is encouraged to do so.
The game is played on the same courts with the same height baskets and most of the same rules as "the running game".
Wheelchair Basketball is a well established and growing sport in Great Britain, with over 700 players, forty clubs and approximately 60 teams competing in the Superleague and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th divisions of National League.
Nottinghamshire currently has five Wheelchair Basketball Clubs including;
Ashfield Wheelchair Basketball Club.
Jaguars Wheelchair Basketball Club.
Mansfield Maulers Wheelchair Basketball Club.
Nottingham Wheelchair Basketball Club - Ellis Guilford School, Bar Lane, Basford
Wheelchair Basketball & Inclusive Sports Club - Sutton in Ashfield
For full details on all Nottinghamshire Basketball Clubs visit the Sport Nottinghamshire Club Finder.