11 April, 2023
Wheelie and walking basketball
BASKETBALLERS who may have lost their spring or want to see a different side of the sport are encouraged to come along to try wheelie and walking basketball at the Atherton State High School community hall on Wednesday nights.
The Atherton Basketball Association is hosting two new social competitions on Wednesdays at the school hall, walking basketball and wheelchair basketball.
The idea for the new competition initially came after the association was given a slot on a Wednesday night to host another competition.
The two new competitions give players who may not be able to run or jump like they used to the opportunity to still enjoy the sport they love.
President of the Atherton Basketball Association Helen Nawaqa said if players are able bodied, they can still try wheelie basketball.
“We do have some interest from people who are able bodied who think it would be fun to see another side of basketball,” she said.
“It would be awesome to get two teams on the court and a good social environment would be fantastic.
“We really want to increase accessibility of basketball to the wider Atherton community.”
The association has 10 club chairs available for wheelie basketball and players are encouraged to bring their own sport wheelchairs if they have one available.
The competition will run over term two and three of the school year, 10 weeks each starting from 19 April and 12 July.
The competition is set to start next Wednesday 19 April and players are required to be a member of the association to play.
To register for either wheelie or walking basketball head to the Atherton Basketball Association website.
For more information around the new social competitions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org