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Find out more about how to get involved in the UK's largest Wheelchair Sports Programme with Active Lincolnshire.
Active Lincolnshire’s Wheelchair Sports Programme is the biggest of its kind in the UK, with over 40,000 participants since its inception in 2009. Created to raise awareness of disabilities, the programme invites both disabled and non-disabled people to take part in wheelchair basketball – the most popular disability sport in the world.
Each session is led by qualified coaches with lived experience of having a disability, giving participants the chance to hear from experienced disabled athletes. These seasoned coaches also play for their local teams in the British Wheelchair Basketball National League and have coached teams up to a national level.
By using reverse integration to encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in the same sports session, the Wheelchair Sports Programme works to break down barriers and promote inclusivity. It’s also a great leveller, giving those that don’t usually consider themselves as sporty the chance to take part in a fun, accessible activity.
“We were lucky enough to receive a term of training in wheelchair basketball from Active Lincolnshire and have to say that it was one of the best series of sports training we have had in school. The use of the wheelchairs was a great leveller for the children and was a hit with all learners. What was most marked was the way in which some children, who had been considered to be reluctant to take part in PE, were fired up by the activities.”
– Bill Lord, Head Teacher at Long Sutton Primary School
We deliver the Wheelchair Sports Programme to a wide range of participants across the country, including schools, workplaces, disability organisations, clubs, and many more.
As well as transporting the equipment and coordinating the event, we’ll connect you with any relevant sponsorships to help cover the cost of the programme. For larger events, we can also provide up to 100m² of flooring, allowing us to deliver the session on most outdoor surfaces.
With tailored packages to suit your needs, we'll help you deliver a unique, inclusive sporting experience your participants will never forget.
If you’d like to get your school or organisation involved in the Wheelchair Sports Programme, please contact Gemma Skaley
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