Performance Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Disability Sport NI is the lead development agency in Northern Ireland for Wheelchair Basketball.

Wheelchair Basketball Clubs 
There are 5 wheelchair basketball clubs in Northern Ireland that provide opportunities to play both recreationally and competitively. For further information or to find a Wheelchair Basketball club please visit the Find a Disability Sports Club section of our website by CLICKING HERE.

Please CLICK HERE to see a video of Wheelchair Basketball being played.

Please CLICK HERE to see who is eligible to play Wheelchair Basketball.

Disability Sport NI is responsible for the development of talented players as well as supporting local players who have already gained GB squad selection.  Players are supported by Disability Sport NI through the following squad structures:

  • Regional Performance Centre 
  • High Performance Centre 
  • Super Hub

The squads are also used to select players to represent Northern Ireland at an U19 level and to nominate and support players onto the GB pathway. A player must be classified in order to compete for an international team or regional squad. For further information on classification please CLICK HERE. 

Clubs provide players with an opportunity to compete regularly in either the GB or Irish League, with competition open to both junior and senior players. Disability Sport NI in partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball provides fun, skill based learning and competition for new and current junior club members through Regional Junior Festivals three times per year. 

Disability Sport NI is responsible for selecting and preparing Northern Ireland squads to compete in the following competitions: 

  • U18 GB Junior League 
  • U18 GB Regional Championships 
  • U19 UK School Games 

British Wheelchair Basketball, in partnership with Disability Sport NI delivers a range of sports specific coaching and officials' courses in Northern Ireland.  The following awards are available:

  • Introduction in Officiating Award
  • Grade 1 Coaching Award
  • Grade 2 Coaching Award
  • Club Classifier
  • Table Official Courses

Disability Sport NI currently supports two local athletes who are accessing the GB squads.

Katie Morrow - Women's U23 GB Player, GB Women's Senior and 2016 Rio Paralympian.

Photo of Katie Morrow playing wheelchair basketball. Katie is taking a shot and someone is going in to try and block her.

Photo credit: British Wheelchair Basketball, Will Johnston

James MacSorley - Men's U23 GB World Champion and GB Men's Senior World Champion.

James MacSorley holding the cup after wwinning the U23 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships with Team GB

For all wheelchair basketball enquiries please contact the Disability Sport NI's Wheelchair Basketball Performance Officer, Phil Robinson:
Telephone: 028 9046 9925

or Disability Sport NI's Wheelchair Basketball Club Development Officer, Danny Cooper:
Telephone: 028 9046 9925

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