The RGK Wheelchair Basketball Junior Festival took place this past Saturday at the Regional Performance centre in Dundee. It was a fun filled day, packed with lots fantastic wheelchair basketball action.
A number of young people came along to take part in their first ever wheelchair basketball experience. They learned from some of basketballscotland’s best coaches, before getting to put their new skills to test in some games. Some of our more senior junior players also came along to train and compete, helping to demonstrate to the youngsters how it’s done.
Our players were also treated to a special visit from International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) referee, and soon to be Commonwealth Games official, Carolyn Wilson. Who helped show some of our U18s their way around the court as an official too!
Speaking on the festival, Lee Fawcett, RGK Wheelchair’s Scotland Representative, commented:
“It was a pleasure to be in Dundee for the Scottish Junior festival this year. As the RGK rep for Scotland it’s always great seeing young enthusiastic wheelchair basketball players performing so good in our sports chairs and watching them grow from young guns at U14s level and then progression into U18s and adult level basketball. It makes me proud to have a small part in their development by providing them their made to measure sports chairs”.
RGK Wheelchair’s Doria Benjamin added: “We are thrilled to continue building our relationship with Basketball Scotland as their development programme and overall initiative on building the sport of Basketball within Scotland makes many positive differences to countless young people’s lives and RGK shares the same ambition of making Basketball the strongest it’s ever been within Scotland #UnstoppableAmbition”
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