British Wheelchair Basketball is delighted to welcome Chris Hassell to its Board as a Non-Executive Sports Director, effective from 26th January 2021.
An active member within the wheelchair basketball community as a player and coach, Chris has been involved in the sport for over 15 years, including as a coach at the UK School Games, and treasurer and trustee at his local club Jaguars.
Wheelchair basketball has become a huge part of Chris’ and his family’s life since his youngest son first took-up the sport at age seven, with his two sons playing in BWB competitions and his wife, Helen a BWB table official.
A qualified teacher and accountant, Chris brings to the BWB Board substantial expertise in governance and transformation, helping large organisations transform their business processes and systems.
Chris has also been involved in the Charity sector working with Boards on improving governance, creating visions and executing new strategies. Passionate about the positive impact sport and activity can have on individuals, Chris is also a Board Member of Active Nottinghamshire.
On his appointment Chris Hassell commented:
“17 years ago, I met our local wheelchair basketball coach with my then seven-year-old son in Morrisons doing a collection… a week later, after his first training session, he was hooked! And so were we as a family – our passion for the sport knows no bounds literally as we have played, coached and officiated in all parts of the UK!
“I am so glad to be able to ‘give back’ now as a Sporting Director for BWB – it is a real privilege to represent the Membership on the Board at this exciting time for the sport as we expand our participation base and further develop excellence in our performance pathways.”
To find out more about the BWB Board, visit https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/about/who-we-are/board/