Wheelchair basketball offers those with physical impairments, who are not able to play standing basketball, an opportunity to play. Some players do not use wheelchairs in their daily lives. The object of the game is to score the most points in the opposing team’s basket. Players must not ‘travel’ with the ball and are required to throw or bounce the ball after every two pushes of their wheelchair. The team with the most points at the end of the game, wins.

Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball have training sessions during the season (Apr-Oct). There are opportunities for new players to get involved, and advice on accessing equipment such as basketball wheelchairs.

​​​​​​​Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball League
7.00pm - 8.00pm
MainPower Stadium, 289 Coldstream Road, Rangiora

Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball Training
5.30pm - 7.00pm
MainPower Stadium, 289 Coldstream Road, Rangiora

Rangatahi Wheelchair Basketball
Thursday (Term 3)
4.00pm - 5.00pm
The Avon Hub, 77 North Parade, Richmond

Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball

The wheelchair basketball season begins in April and ends with the National Championships in October.

Matt Vernick
Basketball NZ Disability & Inclusion Lead
021 327 833

ParaFed Canterbury works with local sports clubs and organisations to offer a range of Para sport opportunities to our members. In most cases members will require a classification before becoming involved in competitive Para sport.