So yesterday was the start of The Dorset Devils Wheelchair Basketball Club which is run by The Dorset Destroyers Wheelchair Rugby Club to give more disabled people in Dorset the opportunity to play a competitive sport.
9 people attended the soft launch and it was very well received. Chesil Radio’s Nikki Latham did a live video section from the club as we trained, which went down rather well and was very good publicity for the club.
We are running free taster sessions every Wednesday Night from 7 till 9pm at Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HR until and including Wednesday February 7th, and then on Wednesday February 21st we launch officially when the Mayor of Poole Cllr Lindsay Wilson comes down to the club. As usual we shall of course get her to have a go and it will be a great start to The Dorset Devils Wheelchair Basketball Club.
Sean Gabriel (Rossmore Leisure Centre Manager) has been very important in getting disability sports set up at Rossmore and has bent over backwards to ensure that we get a good start. It’s great to have someone so helpful along with his team who have helped open up so many disability sports to Poole alone.
We intend to set up some friendlies and to get a league team up and running for 2019. But for now we continue with the fun of learning a new sport. And as we were told last night by one of the new players “It beats doing a workout in a sweaty gym! It’s more like being with a bunch of friends rather than doing a sport”
To contact The Dorset Devils Wheelchair Basketball Club or The Dorset Destroyers Wheelchair Rugby Club phone Sue on 07747 586006
The Devils train Wednesday Nights from 7 till 9pmThe Destroyers train Sunday mornings from 11 till 2pm