The Lord’s Taverners Scotland Region provide a boost to Scottish wheelchair basketballers

25th Apr 2014
The Lord’s Taverners Scotland Region provide a boost to Scottish wheelchair basketballers

Two of Scotland’s rising stars in wheelchair basketball, got a boost in their development through receiving sports wheelchairs from The Lord’s Taverners. Ruth Hampton, Chair of the Scotland Lord’s Taverners,  presented Josh Manson with an RGK Club Sport chair, & Luke Pearce an RGK Elite, the Scottish Wheelchair Basketball Development Group were also presented with 5 Club Sport chairs to further enable grass roots development across Scotland.

The presentations took place during Scottish Disability Sport’s ‘Paralympic Experience Event’ in Edinburgh, where over 40 young people had the opportunity to experience wheelchair basketball, coached by Lothian Phoenix and Scotland National Team Coaches, Niall Ritchie and Shirley-Anne Duff. 

Tina Gordon, basketballscotland’s Wheelchair Basketball Development Officer, said “Both Josh and Luke are on the Scotland national squads pathway, and will be competing in British Wheelchair Basketball’s ‘Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships’, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, in July.  Receiving their own specialist sports wheelchairs will not only enable them to train more and at the right level of intensity, but has also given them both a huge boost of confidence to achieve their aspirations in the sport”.

If you would like to find out more about wheelchair basketball opportunities in Scotland, please contact Tina Gordon: tina.gordon@basketball-scotland.com or phone 07734 845 950.

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