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.SessionsCanterbury 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 LeagueTuesday7.00pm - 8.00pmMainPower Stadium, 289 Coldstream Road, RangioraCanterbury Wheelchair Basketball TrainingWednesday5.30pm - 7.00pmMainPower Stadium, 289 Coldstream Road, RangioraRangatahi Wheelchair BasketballThursday (Term 3)4.00pm - 5.00pmThe Avon Hub, 77 North Parade, RichmondClubCanterbury Wheelchair BasketballCompetitionsThe wheelchair basketball season begins in April and ends with the National Championships in October.ContactMatt VernickBasketball NZ Disability & Inclusion Leadmatt@nz.basketball021 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.
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