Players with Disabilties

If you’re interested in playing basketball, or know someone that has a disability and wants to get started or progress in the game then you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Basketball England, we’re really committed to providing anyone who wants an experience in basketball with the opportunity to get involved and progress to whatever level they aspire to.

We also work really closely with organisations which specialise in providing the best opportunities in sport for people with disabilities. Below are some of these and an outline of the work they do.

Special Olympics:
The Special Olympics aim is to offer access to year round training and competition for all people in Great Britain with an intellectual disability through a range of different methods; some through them directly, and some with partners they have. For more information on their projects and how to get involved visit their website.

UK Deaf Basketball:
This is the governing body for deaf basketball in the UK. This is a specific organisation which helps get people with hearing impairments into basketball. They have their own competition, leagues and national teams. You can search for a club near you here

Wheelchair Basketball:
A fast, fun and competitive game offering massive social and fitness benefits to all those looking for a new sporting challenge, wheelchair basketball accommodates a wide range of abilities, including paraplegics, amputees, those with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and non-disabled too. You don't need your own sports wheelchair or even to be in a wheelchair every day to go along and try the sport at one of over 100 clubs nationwide. Visit their website here.

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