Wheelchair Basketball Programme for Young People

20th April 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Disability Sport Northern Ireland (DSNI) has organised a free 8 – week wheelchair basketball taster programme for young people aged 8 – 17 years.

The wheelchair basketball taster sessions will take place for an initial four week period at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen from Thursday 3 May 2018 to Thursday 24 May 2018 followed by a further four weeks at Omagh Leisure Complex from Thursday 31 May 2018 to Thursday 21 June 2018 from 6pm – 7pm.

The sessions will be delivered by fully qualified sports coaches with the relevant equipment provided.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann said;

“The Council is committed to providing more opportunities for our residents to get active more often and we are pleased to work in partnership with Disability Sport NI to provide this opportunity for young people as part of the Council’s inclusive leisure programme. This initiative reinforces the Council’s vision to develop the Sports, Leisure and Recreation infrastructure of the district as outlined in its Corporate Plan and will utilise equipment acquired as part of the Inclusive Hub project”

Kevin O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer for Disability Sport NI comments;

“Through the District Council Disability Sports Hub project we have supported the local councils in developing a number of inclusive sports clubs across Northern Ireland.

We commend Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on their commitment to the project and look forward to actively supporting the delivery of their wheelchair basketball through our Active Clubs Programme. With wheelchair basketball now offered in four district council areas, this project has been a game changer for access to the Paralympic Sport in Northern Ireland.”

Participation on the programme is free, however places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For further information and to register please contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone at 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or by email at chris.elliott@fermanaghomagh.com or  Danny Cooper, Disability Sport NI by telephone at 028 90 46 99 25 or by email at dcooper@dsni.co.uk.