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Wanted… Contact Information • Disabled women and long term injured running game players to play in our team. • Volunteers, for up to date list of activities required see www. Joinin. com Emily Scrivener - Manager and coach Tel: 07793652331 Email: [email protected] net Jacky Scrivener – Treasurer Tel: 07986427995 Email: jackyjane [email protected] com Kate Parish – Captain Tel: 07597910155 4567 Main Street Eastern Blue Raleigh, NC Stars 02134 Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Club Becky Glibertson – Welfare Officer Tel: 07854134625 British Wheelchair Basketball. . . Is this for you? You don’t need to be a full time wheelchair user but…. . You do need enthusiasm: it’s fun, fast and competitive. If you’re tempted, come and watch a session, make contact overleaf or find Eastern Blue Stars on Facebook. Is the national governing body, and is based in Loughborough, previously called the Great British Wheelchair Basketball Association. For loads more information about the sport, go to www. gbwba. org. uk. Information Leaflet Come and Play Or Support us
The Game Wheelchair Basketball was created at Stoke Mandeville hospital, to provide exercise and competition for soldiers injured during World War II. Now all ages, a wide range of impairments/dis abilities, male and females, play internationally, nationally and locally throughout the UK and world. People play wheelchair basketball with a wide range of impairments/disabilities, some of them life-long, some of them acquired, but all here to stay, including: • • Leg amputations Spina Bifida Cerebal Palsy Spinal injuries Polio Genetic physical conditions Cancer survivors Hip, knee and ankle problems so cannot run anymore. Club History The Eastern Blue Stars was formed in 2010 by players from all over the East Anglia region, some of whom had “We don’t merely previously been travelling up to 150 miles for training and for games. The book your travel; new ‘local’ club’s first season we was very you (2010/2011)can help successful: with a very high calibreyour travel realize of experienced players living in the Eastern region, we played dreams if you give us in Division 1 of the British Wheelchair Basketball’sidea of what kind an Women’s League, and we won this convincingly. of experience you Since then the club has evolved, first to include a second team to encourage seek. ” developing players from the East Region and London. Then shrinking again as players have left the region. Now, in the 2014/2015 season, we have a development team Service Benefits of Eastern Region players, competing in Division 2 of the Women’s League. We play two matches over a weekend, three times a year, in Nottingham. We stay over in disabled rooms and have a team meal together. We are fundraising to help players and their supporters cover the costs of hotels and travel to matches and training. Key Clients We train at Ormiston Academy, Tudor Road, Sudbury, CO 10 1 NW, once a month on a Wednesday, from 5 -7 pm or 6 – 8 pm. See our Facebook page for latest training dates. We would like to set up more training sessions in Cambridge and other parts of East Anglia but need more players to make them successful. We can loan basketball wheelchairs on a short term basis.