WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: Causeway Wheelies programme launched

Aubrey Bingham from Disability Sport NI pictured with Robert Heyburn from Department for  Communities, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, Conor Cunning from Sport NI and Wilma Erskine, Sport NI Board Member at the launch of the Disability Sports Hub held in Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.
Aubrey Bingham from Disability Sport NI pictured with Robert Heyburn from Department for Communities, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, Conor Cunning from Sport NI and Wilma Erskine, Sport NI Board Member at the launch of the Disability Sports Hub held in Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, in conjunction with Disability Sport Northern Ireland, is piloting a new initiative with the introduction of the Causeway Wheelies Basketball Programme.

The new project, which is the first of its kind in the area, aims to teach participants the skills of wheelchair basketball which is a hugely popular sport throughout the world.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council staff members who took part in the training: Stephen McCartney, Jonny McFadden, Mark McKane, Gerald Gillen, Nicola Taylor, Gary Fowler, Camilla Lowry, Pat Montgomery and John Fall pictured with the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council staff members who took part in the training: Stephen McCartney, Jonny McFadden, Mark McKane, Gerald Gillen, Nicola Taylor, Gary Fowler, Camilla Lowry, Pat Montgomery and John Fall pictured with the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council recently received new disability sports equipment, including sports wheelchairs, from Disability Sport Northern Ireland.

The Wheelies programme begins on Wednesday 24th January from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre in Ballymoney. It is open to anyone with a physical disability aged from 7 to seniors. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend without a disability who can also take part. Each session will cost £2.

For further information contact John Fall, Sports Development Manager (East), Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council on 028 2766 0271 or john.fall@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk.