Swindon Shock Wheelchair Basketball Club
Providing wheelchair basketball for disabled children and adults in Swindon.
Swindon Shock Wheelchair Basketball Club is all about giving people with disabilities a chance to improve their lives through sport.
Swindon Shock was set up as part of the Swindon Borough Council’s Ability Sports Project in 2011 but now is an totally independent, self-funding constituted club affiliated to GB Wheelchair Basketball Association.
we are run by a small volunteer committee and volunteer coaches.
We have a Jnr League Team and a National Div2 team. We train twice a week and also run a satallite club at a local SEN school.
We help children and adults with a disability in Swindon.
How would this funding have an impact on your community?
We would spend the money on hall hire, coaching expenses and specialist sports equipment.
By joining the club disabled children improve their health and well being, social skills, confidence. They also have the opportunities to play in Jnr League and National League.
"Ben Humphrey, who co-ordinates the team, said: “If successful this funding will helppequip our disabled athletes for the next decade and also provide us with the resources to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes.”
‘‘We struggle to provide sporting opportunities for disabled people because of a lack of access to specialist equipment. Swindon Shock will play a transformative role in opening up sport to many people who previously found it inaccessible.”"