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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pilot TY Wheelchair Basketball Awareness Session

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) ran a pilot TY Wheelchair Basketball session with students from St. Declan's, Secondary School, Kilmacthomas on Friday 22nd March.

The aim of the day was to educate the students about disability awareness in sport in a fun and enjoyable way. Each student had the opportunity to experience what it was like to play basketball in a wheelchair and learn the different skills they needed that differed from the mainstream game.

Paul Ryan IWA Munster Sport Development Officer ran an excellent practical session keeping participants engaged throughout the session. Participants were given the chance to learn the skills involved in playing wheelchair basketball in the early morning session, while the afternoon session involved all eighty students taking part in a Blitz. From the blitz Paul Ryan selected twelve students (six boys and six girls) to represent Waterford in a Munster Blitz that will take place in early May.

The day was a huge success with both students and teachers asking when they can take part again. A huge thank you must go to Paul Ryan who ran an enjoyable and very energetic session for the students. Well done to all involved and the twelve students that will go on to represent Waterford in the Blitz later in the year. 
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