Wheelchair basketball is one of the best known and most popular Paralympic sports, played by men, women and children. Visitors to this year’s Mobility Roadshow will have the chance to join in a game with some of the GB wheelchair basketball team. But that is just one of the sports you’ll be able to try.
The Roadshow has partnered with two leading lights in disability sport, to mark this 30th Anniversary event with a celebration of the vast range of sports available to disabled people.
WheelPower, the charity dedicated to transforming lives through sport, will be offering advice on the wide range of sports available, how to get involved, different types of sports wheelchairs and signposting visitors to national and local opportunities.
RGK Wheelchairs, one of the UK’s sports chair specialists, will be hosting the sport in action events – both demonstration and visitor participation – on all three days. Already confirmed are players from both men’s and women’s GB wheelchair basketball teams. The hugely popular ‘shoot to win’ competition for the highest number of ‘baskets’ in 60 seconds will again be a feature, with a daily prize for the winner. Also confirmed are wheelchair rugby league and roller hockey. More will be announced in the weeks ahead – check out www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk for news as it develops. RGK will also be showcasing its latest range of bespoke sports and daily-use chairs.
The Mobility Roadshow 2013 returns to the Midlands, taking place for the first time at the Telford International Centre on 27 to 29 June. Parking and entry are free. Find out more and keep abreast of news as it unfolds by registering at mobilityroadshow.co.uk to receive updates and follow on Facebook and Twitter (@MobilityRdShow) #mobilityroadshow