Wheelchair Basketball is the largest and one of the blue ribbon leading Paralympic Sport, with its roots going back to the late 40s. Although initially a rehabilitation and recreational activity for spinal cord injured patients, it quickly developed into a competitive sport and today the National Wheelchair Basketball League consists of 65 teams playing in 9 Divisions.
Wheelchair Basketball 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.
If you are new to the game and looking to play or become involved in wheelchair basketball you can find out what the basic skills needed to play are, more about the classification system, the women's and the junior programme on the British Wheelchair Basketball website. Information can also be found on coaching and officiating wheelchair basketball.
You can also use their Club Finder tool to find a Wheelchair Basketball Club near you.