Adam Bailey

GB athletes continue seasons in Spain and Germany while Joy Haizelden begins with double header in USA

It’s a full programme of fixtures for GB athletes in Spain and Germany with four games expected to feature GB internationals in Spain and two in Germany. Elsewhere, there will be GB athletes in action in the Premier Division fixture between The Owls and CWBA, while Joy Haizelden begins her season in USA. In Spain,…

Gregg Warburton top-scores in Spain as GB athletes return to club action

Gregg Warburton ended the opening weekend as the league’s top points scorer in Division de Honor as GB athletes returned to club action in Spain, while there were also GB senior and academy athletes in action in BWB National League, Germany and France.  Warburton scored a league-high 34 points – including 17 of his 22 field goal attempts – as…

Perfect weekend for Thames Valley Kings including historic Premier Division win

It was celebrations all around at Thames Valley Kings as they won all three of their opening BWB National League fixtures including an historic victory for their first team who were victorious in their first ever Premier Division game.  Premier Division  It was the perfect start for the Kings as they beat The Owls 46:38 to begin their debut Premier Division season with…

Victories for Simon Brown and Jim Palmer in Germany; Maddie Thompson begins BWB National League season

Great Britain’s Simon Brown and Jim Palmer both helped their teams to victories in Germany, while Maddie Thompson began her 2021/22 season for Sheffield Steelers in British Wheelchair Basketball’s National League. Simon Brown scored three points as RSV Lahn-Dill followed-up their opening victory last weekend with a 68:53 win against RBC Köln 99ers in RBBL1.…

Two wins for Sheffield Steelers as 2021/22 BWB National League season gets underway

BWB National League returned in thrilling fashion with close games, high points scoring and plenty of drama, despite only four games taking place during the opening weekend (2-3 October) of the 2021/22 National League season.  Three of the four opening weekend games were in Sheffield, and the teams and spectators gathered at the city’s Northern General Hospital were certainly treated to three entertaining games.  In the Premier Division,…

Simon Brown and Jim Palmer in club action in Germany; Academy duo prepare for season debuts in France

It’s not only BWB’s National League getting back underway this weekend with GB athletes Simon Brown and Jim Palmer in club action in Germany.  Brown was the only GB athlete to be in action last weekend as he began his third season for RSV Lahn-Dill by helping the 2021 Champions Cup winners to a 49:80 victory over BBC Münsterland in RBBL1.  Brown will be back on court for Lahn-Dill on Saturday (2…

BWB National League to return this weekend as 2021/22 season gets underway

Five hundred and sixty-six days after the last BWB National League game was played, the UK’s biggest wheelchair basketball competition returns this weekend (2 and 3 October), marking the start of the 2021/22 season.  Over the next seven months, 55 teams will compete in eight Divisions as hundreds of players from across the UK return to playing the sport they love after an…

British Wheelchair Basketball seeking delivery partners as part of drive to double participation

British Wheelchair Basketball has announced a third recruitment drive for Local Delivery Partners as part of its new Inspire a Generation programme. The ground-breaking initiative has received over £1.5m of funding from the National Lottery and Sport England and aims to double participation in the sport over the next five years. The programme has been…

Gaz Choudhry reflects on Tokyo 2020 and being named on The National Lottery’s Paralympian of the Year shortlist

Gaz Choudhry has spent over a decade representing Great Britain on the international stage; competing at three Paralympics Games, winning four European golds medals, a historic World title and two Paralympic bronze medals.  His latest medal triumph came just a few weeks ago in Tokyo and it was, arguably, his greatest honour yet; leading ParalympicsGB to a brilliant bronze medal in…

England North Girls and England South Boys crowned 2021 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball School Games champions

Image: Nigel French/PA Wire Three days of fantastic competition saw England North Girls and England South Boys crowned 2021 School Games 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball champions at the National Finals in Loughborough. Being held for the first since 2018, the School Games National Finals saw the new format of 3×3 feature at the event for the…

Heartbreak for ParalympicsGB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team as they lose to China in the quarter-finals

Emotional scenes unfolded in Tokyo’s Ariake Arena this evening as the GB Women missed out on a chance of accomplishing their dream and achieving a podium finish at the delayed 2020 Paralympic Games. The Team, who are current World and European Silver medallists, had hoped to better their fourth-place finish in Rio and bring home…

Athletes selected for 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball at 2021 School Games National Finals announced

British Wheelchair Basketball is delighted to announce the athletes selected to compete at the 2021 School Games National Finals which get underway next Thursday (2 September) at Loughborough University. Forty-eight athletes from across England, Scotland and Wales will represent their country/region in the 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball competition when the School Games National Finals return next week (2-5 September).  The 2021…

Wheelchair Basketball clubs across the UK offering free Open Days this summer

British Wheelchair Basketball clubs across the UK are opening their doors this summer to encourage those inspired by the Paralympic Games to try the sport and visit an Inspire a Generation Club Open Event. As the Men’s and Women’s teams compete in Tokyo, clubs will be encouraging people within their local communities to come along…

GB Fanzone unveiled as GB Teams prepare for Tokyo

In just under two weeks the GB wheelchair basketball athletes will be hitting the courts in Tokyo for the 2020 Paralympic Games.   In what will undoubtedly be an emotional moment for athletes and fans alike – this will mark a welcomed return to international competition for both GB teams and the first time they will have competed since the 2019 European Championships.   As a sport, we…