Wheelchair Basketball

WHeelchair Basketball

Everyone is welcome to play Wheelchair Basketball in Ireland including people with a physical disability or able bodied people.
ABOUT THE GAME

Wheelchair Basketball is basically the same game as the running equivalent and anyone can play including people with a mobility impairment and able-bodied players.


RULES

5 Vs 5 team sport with the object being to score points by shooting the ball into the oppositions team net.


ELIGIBILITY

Players must have a disability which affects the lower body/legs such as:

HIP
Joint Replacement • Perthes • Arthritic Joint Surfaces • Joint Alignment Problems • Fractures into Hip Joint

KNEE
Knee Replacement • Arthritic Joint Surfaces • Unrepairable Ligament Damage • Fractures into the Knee Joint • Complete loss of articular cartilage tissue

SPINE
Spinal Cord Injury • Spina Bifida • Polio • Paraplegic

ANKLE
Multiple Joint Fusions • Arthritic Joint Surfaces • Significant Ligament Instability

OTHER
Long Bone Replacement / Misalignment • Mulitple Lower Limb Fractures Resulting
in Joint Stiffness and Muscle Weakness • Cerebral Palsy • Muscular Dystrophies • Lower Limb Amputees

Able bodied players welcome.
Adults and children programmes nationwide.


Locations
  • Dublin
  • Cork
  • Belfast
  • Galway
  • Limerick
  • Laois
  • Louth
  • Kilkenny
  • Carlow
  • Athlone

GET INVOLVED

Everyone is welcome so to get involved please email wheelchairbasketball@iwa.ie


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