Join BWB's Virtual Club
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What is BWB Virtual Club, powered by Kukri?
BWB Virtual Club, Powered by Kukri, is hosted every Saturday morning at 11am – with a live online coaching session led by a qualified wheelchair basketball coach.
Hosted on Zoom, anyone can-sign free of charge and join the session from their own home – it’s a great way to stay connected, develop new skills and, most importantly, have fun while we’re all at home.
No previous wheelchair basketball experience is needed, it’s a fun and inclusive way to keep active at home, with limited space and limited equipment.
To join the sessions, all you need to do is sign-up to the session on the BWB Membership Portal (Playwaze) or via the sessions link below:
BWB Virtual Club Coaches
Each session is led by a qualified wheelchair basketball coach who will focus on different fundamental skills and techniques; including chair movement, dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting; offence and defence.
Anna Jackson, Paralympian and Cheshire Phoenix WBC Head Coach
A member of the GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team for 10 years, Anna represented Great Britain over 80 times, including at European Championships, where she claimed two bronze medals, Paralympic World Cups, World Championships and at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney.
After retiring from international wheelchair basketball in 2008, Anna wanted to continue to share her love of the sport with others and continues to coach across a range of settings, including in schools, Universities, in communities and for clubs.
A qualified Grade 2 Coach and BWB Tutor, studying for the Grade 3 Coach Award, Anna has coached at Junior Championships and School Games, and is the current Head Coach at Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club and Angel’s Women’s teams. Successful on and off the court, Anna was named the UK Coaching Disability Sports Coach of the Year in 2017and is now a UK Coaching Ambassador.
Matt Sealy, Paralympian and London Titans Coach
A member of Great Britain’s wheelchair basketball team at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Matt has been involved in the sport for over 20 years; representing Great Britain at London 2012 and at World and European Championships.
Internationally, Matt’s accolades include claiming a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championships, before being crowned European champion two years later.
After a long playing spell at Aces Wheelchair Basketball Club and having also played in Germany and Italy, Matt now plays and coaches at London Titans. Throughout 2020, Matt has been leading virtual coaching sessions for the Titans while they haven’t been able to be together on court.
Caroline Matthews MBE, Two-time Paralympian
Caroline represented GB between 2002 to 2011, with an impressive 125 caps during her international career including competing at two Paralympic Games – Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. She was also one of nine athletes selected to the British Paralympics Association (BPA) Athletes Commission when it was founded.
Outside of her GB career, Caroline changed the landscape of the sport within Wales and co-founded Cardiff Celts (now Archers). An accomplished Grade 3 coach, Caroline has been either Head Coach or Assistant Coach at club, regional, national and international level.
Safety Notice: Please only undertake the activities in this film/session if it is safe to do so, please check there are no obstructions or hazards in the area in which you are undertaking the activity. Only undertake the activities within this session if they do not present a risk to your health and well being. If you are under 18 please check with your responsible adult that it is safe to complete the activity. These sessions have been devised by trained professionals – however individual circumstances must be considered prior to undertaking any activity at the responsibility of the individual (or parent/carer).