As Berkshire’s oldest competitive wheelchair basketball club, we host regular Training sessions which are held at Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham and the FBC Centre, Wokingham. The club provides an opportunity for those with and without Physical disabilities within the Thames Valley area to participate in a great team sport within a fun and friendly environment.
Our club currently offers training sessions for ages 7+ and currently runs teams at Junior and Adult league levels.
The club offers the community an entertaining team sport which is also inclusive so anyone with or without a disability, whether a family member or friends can play alongside one another. The club also provides opportunities to take part in training which is varied and fun and the chance to progress to regional and international levels. We are 100% Volunteer run, we are Sport England Clubmarked, and most important of all - We are passionate about what we do!
We have had a positive impact on our members’ personal development:
90% Reported Increase In social engagement
78% Reported Better Mental Health
96% Reported Better Physical Health
On Court, We make an impact too... Kings First Team were British Wheelchair Basketball Division Three South-West champions in 2017/18 - and followed that the year after by winning the Division Two South title in 2018/19. They also looked for a 3rd straight promotion and were undefeated in Division One South 2019/20 before Covid-19 Hit. Kings Juniors also finished fourth in the country in 2018/19.
We believe we should be more than just a club! We believe we can make a real social change in disability awareness and getting and keeping people active.
That's why, We offer the chance for community and social groups and schools to try out the sport or have us deliver workshops, talks or events. We also work hard collaborating alongside the Youth Sports Trust and other schools in across Berkshire, to help deliver and coach Inclusive Zone Basketball (IZB).
Plus we are always excited to work with our on-going media partnerships including Kennet Radio, where we joined their Saturday Sport radio show with a Disability Sports roundup showcasing the latest news from the world of disability sport both nationally and at local levels!