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.

There are opportunities for new players to get involved in the sport through the Canterbury Basketball Association. Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball have training sessions during the season (Mar-Oct). Both can offer ​​​advice on accessing equipment such as basketball wheelchairs, or may even have some basketball wheelchairs available to use.

All Abilities Wheelchair Basketball - New & Junior Players
4 - 6pm
Cowles Stadium, 170 Pages Road, Aranui, Christchurch
Club: Canterbury Basketball Association

Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball Team Training
6 - 8pm
MainPower Stadium, 289 Coldstream Road, Rangiora

Club: Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball


Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball League
Start date TBC
MainPower Stadium, 289 Coldstream Road, Rangiora

Wheelchair Basketball 3x3 Tournament
26 July 2024
Selwyn Sports Centre, Rolleston

Wheelchair Basketball National League - Round 2
27 - 28 July 2024
Selwyn Sports Centre, Rollest


Canterbury Basketball Association
Ty Scott
Development Officer - Diversity & Inclusion
027 253 9683

Basketball New Zealand
Matt Vernick
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.