With two wins already under their belt this season the National League wheelchair team continue to make improvements both on and off the court. Yesterdays fixture at home to Hampshire Harriers 1 showed how far the team had come in a short space of time. Despite losing 25 to 38 the team illustrated vast progress as the score in the reverse fixture was 52 to 8. Indeed, the well organised and determined Shock team won the final quarter 9 points to 2 – Coach Kev Ogborne was extremely proud and commented on how, despite a slow start, the players grew into the game and could pushed for the win if more time was available.
The u19 Jnr League team travel to Nottingham next weekend to play their final 4 games in a very competitive group, the lads are looking for their first win and coach Lewis Bird hopes it will all come together at the Wildcats Arena.
Off the court, Antonio Wilburn completed his Level 2 wheelchair coaching qualification and is welcome addition to the coaching staff. Antonio will be coaching at various community sessions and at the new Shock Wheelchair Satellite Club at Commonweal School – this session is designed to inspire and recruit the wheelchair players of the future.
The club has also received a grant from the Sport England ‘Get Equipped’ fund, this grant will enable the team to purchase essential equipment such as sports wheelchairs and a trailer to transport the wheelchairs to away fixtures and community sessions.