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Wheelchair Basketball

  • helps with physical activity and overall health
  • develops teamwork and sense of belonging
  • increases self-esteem, confidence, camaraderie and social skills
  • connects people with common circumstances
  • improves overall motivation and determination
  • builds independence

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Wheelchair basketball is open to players of all abilities including able-bods however to play at a national and international level, players must have a physical impairment that can be classified under the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation.

Soar 4 More is designed to identify and develop players with physical impairments who otherwise can’t play able-bodied sports.

Impaired Muscle Power Including spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome and spina bifida.
Impaired Passive Range of Movement Including arthrogryposis and contracture resulting from chronic joint immobilisation or trauma affecting a joint.
Limb Deficiency Players with Limb Deficiency have total or partial absence of bones or joints as a consequence of trauma, illness,) or congenital limb deficiency.
Leg Length Difference Players with Leg Length Difference have a difference in the length of their legs as a result of a disturbance of limb growth, or as a result of trauma.
Hypertonia or Athetosis Including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke.
Ataxia Including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis.