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12 July, 2021

Wheelchair Basketball coaches announced for 2021 School Games National Finals

British Wheelchair Basketball has today announced the coaches who will lead the 10 Wheelchair Basketball teams with the support of appointed Team Managers at the 2021 School Games National Finals. 

Taking place in Loughborough from 2-5 September 2021, the School Games National Finals will be the first multi-sport event for young athletes following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, and this year the Wheelchair Basketball competition will be played with the new 3X3 format, including separate boys’ and girls’ competitions. 

Each appointed Coach will lead and develop the implementation of 3X3 for each team, including at the athlete selection events taking place later this month (find out more: School Games selection events announced). Each region/Home Nation will also be supported by a Team Manager who will be the key point of contact for athletes. 

The Coaches all bring a wealth of experience to their team with all 10 Coaches involved with BWB clubs or have previously been involved in national junior competitions. Below is a full list of the appointed coaches: 

Wales 

Boys: Caroline Matthews 

Girls: Mike Hayes 

Team Manager: Rebecca Harris 

Scotland 

Boys: Mark Stevenson 

Boys: Conor Smart 

Team Manager: Brian Borland  

England Central 

Boys: Andy Craddock 

Girls: Percy Hutchful 

England South 

Boys: Jack Davey 

Girls: Sean Cullen 

England North 

Boys: Josh Gardner 

Girls: Steve Greatorex 

Craigie Lee-Paterson will also return to join the Safeguarding Team, providing invaluable support and guidance in a role that she has numerous years experience in at the event.

The appointed Coaches will lead the athlete’s selection events which are scheduled for later this month. A full list of trial dates and venues can be viewed here, and all athletes interested in attending must sign-up in advance via Playwaze. Please note: To attend a selection camp, athletes need to be a BWB 2020/21 Member (this includes 2021 Pre-Season Membership). 

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