Shooting Hoops Matters To Digby Brown
Recently, over 30 enthusiastic players gathered in Dundee for the Digby Brown Wheelchair Basketball Community Festival. This much anticipated event brought together young players and adults from various clubs across Scotland, providing them with a platform to engage in thrilling and competitive games while enjoying a fun and social environment.
In addition to the Community Festival, Digby Brown is actively contributing to the growth of 3×3 wheelchair basketball. This dynamic variation of the game is played with a single basket on a half court, allowing for fast-paced and exhilarating encounters. By supporting this development, Digby Brown is instrumental in expanding the reach and accessibility of wheelchair basketball.
Tina Gordon, basketballscotland’s Disability Inclusion Manager commented,
“Thanks to Digby Brown’s support for the event, it’s great to see so many people back on court together. For some players this is the first opportunity they have had to play for their club, and to see how their confidence is growing in the sport is amazing”.
“3×3 offers a fresh ‘urban’ vibe to the sport, there’s music blaring which brings a certain razzmatazz to this fast-paced game. Following the success of the Commonwealth Games, more young people in particular are excited about having a go at 3×3 wheelchair basketball, which is great as 3×3 will again be featured at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia in 2026, so we may have some stars of the future playing in our events”.
“We are proud to support basketballscotland’s Wheelchair Basketball tournaments and are delighted to see everyone getting together again after a few years for a bit of healthy competition!” Commented, Flora Bannerman, Digby Brown’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. “Sport plays an important role in many of our lives, so we want to help enable people living with a spinal cord injury participate in sports, and basketballscotland’s events are a fantastic way of doing that. The excitement around 3×3 wheelchair basketball is building, and we look forward to seeing how players across Scotland take to this new style of playing.”