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... with Kings becoming British Wheelchair Basketball Division Three South-West champions and finishing as divisional runners-up at the national championship finals in 2018. The Kings junior team also finished 5th overall at their national finals. We also make an impact at regional level with Muliple Players and coaches selected for South East England for National Junior championships at both Under 15s and Under 19s levels and our coaches were on-hand helping to lead the South East Under 15s to their second successive gold medal!
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, St Crispins school in Wokingham and other schools in East and West 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!