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Can I play basketball in a wheelchair?
Anyone with a lower limb impairment who is not able to play non-disabled sport can take part, and increasing numbers of local sports centres are starting to incorporate accessible team sports into their schedules. If you are already familiar with the game of wheelchair basketball, some of these rules will come as second nature to you.
What is the history of the wheelchair basketball game?
The game was initiated in the late 1940鈥檚 when basketball players returned from World War II to the U.S.A unable to play able-bodied basketball adapted the rules to enable it to be played in wheelchairs.
Why Australia for wheelchair basketball?
As current Paralympic and World Champions, Australia is at the fore front of wheelchair basketball鈥檚 development. All NWBL games are played on standard sized basketball courts with standard height baskets.
How has the classification of wheelchair basketball players changed?
The classification of wheelchair basketball players has evolved significantly over the past 15 years. Wheelchair basketball classification is based on the players’ functional capacity to complete the skills necessary to play – pushing, pivoting, shooting, rebounding, dribbling, passing and catching.