Wheelchair basketball is a unique, inclusive sport that can be played by both disabled and non-disabled people. British Wheelchair Basketball’s ambition is to transform lives through wheelchair basketball, by breaking down barriers to participation and encouraging participants to adopt sustained active lifestyles. The Motability Scheme is also unique in transforming lives, helping customers achieve greater freedom and independence through access to affordable, worry-free mobility.
The partnership aims to support the growth of wheelchair basketball across the UK and improve access to inclusive sports for disabled people, as well as increase awareness and understanding of the Motability Scheme.
Head to the Motability Scheme website to find out more
Before they headed off to the 2023 IWBF European Championships in Rotterdam, The Motability Scheme caught up with members of the GB Women’s team to hear more about how their Scheme car has changed their lives, and what wheelchair basketball means to them.
Use our club finder to see which clubs are closest to you: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/get-involved/play/club-finder/
Inspire a Generation (referred to as IAG for short) launched in 2020 and is a programme dedicated to creating opportunities for people to get involved in the sport, both as participants and as activators / delivery partners. Since 2022 when the programme got underway, 165 newly trained Activators are delivering sessions across the country, with more than 700 participants being introduced to the sport for the first time.
The IAG initiative is vital in helping to support disabled participants find or return to physical activity, many of whom were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the support of the Motability Scheme, the IAG programme will be able to expand this offer of opportunities by delivering an increased number of sessions across the country and develop more Activators via Local Delivery Partners.
Find out more via the Inspire a Generation website: https://inspireageneration.com/
Find an Inspire a Generation event or course near you: https://inspireageneration.com/participant-register-interest/
Wheelchair basketball is an incredible game and a brilliant sport for players of all abilities to be involved in. Whether you are an experienced player or are completely new to the game, everyone can develop their skills and enjoy this sport.
The basics of wheelchair basketball are very simple – it is a team sport played on a standard sized basketball court, and everyone plays the game using a sports wheelchair. Most clubs in the National League provide sports chairs for you to give it a go!
It is played by two teams of five, with games of four ten minute quarters. Each team has 24 seconds from taking possession of the ball to making an attempt on the basket.
Club volunteers and officials (referees and table officials) are the beating heart of the sport across the country, enabling players to take to the court throughout the season.
Getting involved as a volunteer or as an official is a fantastic way of making friends and being involved in the wheelchair basketball community alongside like-minded individuals.
If you are interested in getting involved with your local club, drop them a message via contact details found on their website or alternatively email us at email@example.com
If you’re interested in becoming an official, find out more here: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/officials/
Over 650,000 disabled people and their families across the UK are currently benefiting from the freedom and independence provided through the Motability Scheme.
The Motability Scheme provides worry-free mobility solutions to recipients of the government’s higher rate mobility allowance. Customers choose to exchange their mobility allowance to lease a car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair through the Scheme. The Motability Scheme also includes a worry-free package including insurance, roadside assistance, tyres, servicing and more.
Head to the Motability Scheme website to find out more: https://www.motability.co.uk/