Working in collaboration with University of Worcester and The Albion Foundation, Queen Alexandra College (QAC) will deliver a unique and groundbreaking elite wheelchair basketball sport performance programme.
The new programme is specially designed for ambitious young sports people aged 16-24 who use a manual wheelchair. It will offer them the opportunity to develop as a wheelchair basketball player, providing a player pathway from playing in regional, national and international competition.
Students on the programme will be coached by experienced and qualified Basketball Association and wheelchair basketball coaches, with training taking place at the University of Worcester Arena. The Arena is the training base for both Men’s and Women’s GB Wheelchair Basketball teams (2013-2017).
QAC is a national residential college and charity that supports a diverse range of student abilities and needs, providing education, training and routes to independent living.
Bev Jessop, QAC principal and chief executive, says: “QAC is really pleased to be collaborating on this exciting new initiative with The Albion Foundation and University of Worcester.
“We look forward to the opportunities it will give young people to develop their passion for wheelchair basketball and progress as a player.”
The University of Worcester is recognised as world leaders in the development of educational practice in inclusive sport and are owners of the Worcester Wolves British Basketball League (BBL) franchise.
The university also has a longstanding tradition of working at local, national and international level in all forms of basketball and wheelchair basketball.
The Albion Foundation is the charity of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. The Foundation has an outstanding reputation for their work in disability sport and has a well-established and successful Powerchair Football Academy with QAC.
If you would like to be part of this unique, ground breaking elite sport performance programme, you can find further details here.