West Adelaide is proud to support wheelchair basketball
What is Wheelchair Basketball?
Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualify them from playing an able-bodied sport.
An adaption of the able-bodied game the rules are very similar with a couple of minor changes to account for wheelchair play. It is a very fast paced, technical game but most importantly a lot of fun!
Who can play Wheelchair Basketball?
To be eligible to play wheelchair basketball, a person must in their lower limbs have an objective and measurable permanent physical disability, which prevents them from running, jumping and pivoting as an able-bodied player. These include spina bifida, birth defects, cerebral palsy, paralysis due to accident, amputations (of the legs, or other parts), and many other disabilities.
Juniors can check out the options to join and get involved with wheelchair basketball on the Try, Develop, Achieve Program page, while information our team in the National Wheelchair Basketball League can be found on the West Adelaide Thunder page.