Following yesterday’s Government announcements, all British Wheelchair Basketball sanctioned activity in the UK is now suspended with the exception of the Elite Performance Programme (under the Return to Elite Training framework).
Now, as it has always been, safeguarding the health and welfare of our wheelchair basketball community remains our priority. Our membership has shown tremendous resilience during the previous nine months, and their creativity and resourcefulness to stay active throughout has been truly inspiring.
The BWB team are now busy pulling together a schedule of activities, as well as the return of the BWB Virtual Club, that our members can access from their homes, either as welcome breaks from home schooling/working or to support New Year health and fitness plans.
We know that the next few weeks and months will be challenging, as well as potentially isolating for some members of our community. So now, more than ever, we need to come together to really celebrate our sport and collectively support each other during this lockdown.
Over the coming days we will be sharing with each BWB member a short poll/survey regarding online activities that we can make available to our membership. We would value hearing about what our members have enjoyed over the last nine months, what they would like to see more of (and less of) and also any ideas for workshops, groups, activities that we have not yet offered.
We will also be sharing information with our clubs regarding any funding or grants that they are able to access, as well as being on hand to help guide them through the process.
Over the coming weeks we will also build in communications and workshops around mental health and wellbeing, but in the meantime for anyone that might need some help and support at the moment we have a webpage that has some helpful links and information https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/mental-health-wellbeing/
We feel very hopeful that we will see wheelchair basketball returning to our courts later in the year, but in the meantime we would like thank our membership for their support and drive as we navigate the next few months.