Berkshire Wheelchair Basketball


Home of the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair BasketBall Club

Berkshire Wheelchair Basketball

Home of the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair BasketBall Club

Berkshire Wheelchair Basketball

Home of the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair BasketBall Club

Berkshire Wheelchair Basketball

Home of the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair BasketBall Club

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Club of the Year 2016
Winners of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017
British Wheelchair Basketball's Club of the Year 2016
Clubmark accredited
Winners of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017
British Wheelchair Basketball's Club of the Year 2016
Clubmark accredited

Join Us - Come Play Wheelchair Basketball!


From juniors to adults, a diverse age group are welcome to play Wheelchair Basketball. It is a great physical workout in a safe and welcoming social setting: it's a great sport for life.


Meeting new friends and discovering new places, wheelchair basketball is about more than what takes place on the court. Initially a rehabilitation and recreational activity for spinal cord injured patients, it quickly developed into a recognised sport, played all around the world.

Wheelchair basketball embraces a wide range of disabilities including those with a lower limb physical impairment, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis to name just a few. You don’t need to be a wheelchair user to get involved within wheelchair basketball as non-disabled are welcome to play and compete – making it a great sport to play alongside family and friends.

FAQ

Do I need to be a wheelchair user to be able to play the game?
No, Wheelchair Basketball is played by able-bodied and disabled players, we can explain this in greater detail how this all works (by a system called classifications) with you if needed. Able bodied players are eligible to play in divisions 1-4, junior league and women's league. Virtually everyone who can conceivably play wheelchair basketball is encouraged to do so!


What age do you have to be to play?
The club offers training facilities for those 8 years old plus (there is no upper limit) - Contact us for more details on competitive restrictions.


Any Gender restrictions?
No - Everyone is welcome!


Do I have to have my own wheelchair to play?
No, we hold a number of stock wheelchairs that members are free to use - some long term members do have their own wheelchairs to play in, and if you become a long term member and would like your own chair we can assist you in raising the necessary funds in which to buy one.


Are there any restrictions with the disability I have?
A very common question we get, so much so that British Wheelchair basketball has provided this poster on common disabilities that they recommend can play the game - This is by no means a restricted list and we suggest that you contact us for more information if you are worried about anything.

Poster
Are there any restrictions with the disability I have?
A very common question we get, so much so that British Wheelchair basketball has provided this list on common disabilities that they recommend can play the game - This is by no means a restricted list and we suggest that you contact us for more information if you are worried about anything.

KNEE
- Knee Replacement
- Arthritic joint surfaces
- Unrepairable ligament damage
- Fractures into the knee join
- Complete loss of articular cartilage tissue

ANKLE
- Multiple Joint Fusions
- Arthritic joint surfaces
- Significant join surfaces
- Significant ligament instability

SPINE
- Spinal cord injury
- Spina Bifida
- Polio
- Paraplegic

HIP
- Joint Replacement
- Perthes
- Arthritic joint surfaces
- Joint Alignment problems
- Fractures into the hip joint

Other
- Long bone replacement
- Long bone misalignment
- Multiple lower limb fracture resulting in joint stiffness and Muscle Weakness
- Cerebral Palsy
- Musular Dystrophes
- Lower Limb Amputees



Get Involved - Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our club, as the club isrun exclusively by volunteers who dedicate their own free time



If you would like to take on a new challenge, get the opportunity to meet new people and become part of your community, we can offer you in return, a sense of Well-being, help you with your personal development and above all have fun!

If you believe you have certain skills or talents that you would like to put to use, for example - financial or administrative skills, photographic abilities or IT skills or perhaps you are a good listener or enjoy caring for people. Please contact us via our JoinIn page