Discover Women's Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Basketball was created at Stoke Mandeville hospital, to provide exercise and competition for soldiers injured during World War II. Now all ages, a wide range of impairments/disabilities, male and females, play internationally, nationally and locally throughout the UK and world.
Eastern Blue Stars Club History
The Eastern Blue Stars was formed in 2010 by players from all over the East Anglia region, some of whom had previously been travelling up to 150 miles for training and for games. The new ‘local’ club’s first season (2010/2011) was very successful: with a very high calibre of experienced players living in the Eastern region, we played in Division 1 of the British Wheelchair Basketball’s Women’s League, and we won this convincingly.
Since then the club has evolved, first to include a second team to encourage developing players from the East Region and London.
They train at Ormiston Academy, Tudor Road, Sudbury, CO10 1NW, once a month on a Wednesday, from 5-7pm or 6 – 8pm.
See their Facebook page for latest training dates.
They would like to set up more training sessions in Cambridge and other parts of East Anglia but need more players to make them successful. They can loan basketball wheelchairs on a short term basis.
Thursday 07 July 2016 is THE BIG HEALTH DAY from 10am to 3pm.
Disability Essex provided advice, support and a place to socialise for disabled people, their families and carers since 1949 but has closed due to financial difficulties.
Dust off your blue suede shoes, brylcreem your quiff and get ready to Party with Elvis on 07 May!