Playing basketball brings a sense of community through team play and a positively competitive aspect to my life. It showed me the perspective that a disability can be a gift and an opportunity. It also introduced the idea of hard work and commitment which have helped me in all aspects of life not just basketball. It is a fun way to stay active and meet new people.
- Joel Clifton
“I was beyond nervous to attend my first wheelchair basketball session but right from word go Aaron made me feel welcome. Attending the sessions for me is so much more than just getting better at basketball, it's about going somewhere that is accessible, where disabled and able bodied people can do something on an equal playing field. Being able to attend a club with my able bodied partner and be on a level playing field is a novelty I didn't think I would ever have! Since I started I can honestly say my confidence has skyrocketed both in the baseball chair and in my own day chair. The club itself is friendly and having the sessions that openly welcomes beginners made deciding to try it out feel safe.”
- Rozy Taylor
I have played basketball since a young age, but since an RTA age 16 that impacted my legs, I discovered wheelchair basketball that gave me a chance to still play the sport I love but accommodated for my injuries. Its fun, fast, and full of challenges but I love competing with my team mates and seeing others not let their disabilities hinder or prevent them from playing the game they love.
- Matt Rolfe
We would like to introduce you to the new brand identity that is Plymouth Fusion wheelchair basketball (Formerly known as Plymouth Raiders wheelchair basketball and Plymouth Storm).
We are excited to be starting this new chapter of the club and trying to raise even more awareness about disability, inclusion, equality, whilst also providing a pathway for players to play wheelchair basketball on a regular basis. We will be looking to achieve this by working with different partners and getting out into the community and schools and delivering wheelchair basketball sessions and other exciting projects.