Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Manchester 3-6 September
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Action-packed and fast-paced, 2015 sees wheelchair basketball return to the Sainsbury's School Games in what is set to be another huge year for the sport.

As Europe's leading teams battle it out for a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the UK's elite junior players will descend upon Manchester for the chance to take home the prestigious title.

The Sainsbury's 2015 School Games forms one of the highlights of the UK's junior wheelchair basketball calendar, truly demonstrating the transformation and impact the sport continues to have since its inception as a rehabilitation and recreational activity for spinal cord injured patients in the late 1940s.

Now one of the leading blue-ribbon Paralympic sports and played competitively world-wide, its classification systems sees wheelchair basketball embrace a range of disabilities whilst also welcoming non-disabled players in domestic competitions; the UK's wheelchair basketball community continues to grow both on and off the court.

With England Central looking to retain the trophy amongst fierce competition from England North, England South, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, this year's event promises another spectacular sporting showcase.

Did you know...?

Over 140 teams are playing wheelchair basketball in the UK.

You can fit two full size basketballs side-by-side in a basketball ring.

Wheelchair basketball is played with exactly the same size court and the same height hoops as running basketball.

Meet the Mentor

Sainsbury's 2015 School Games wheelchair basketball mentors will be available to meet and answer your questions. The 2015 wheelchair basketball mentor is Helen Turner.


British Wheelchair Basketball will host at this event 6 teams, three from England (North, Central and South) and the three home nations who will compete in two pools.

Opening the tournament in two pools, the top two teams from each group will progress through to the semi finals; the winners then taking centre stage in an unmissable final.

To view the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games selection policy please click here

Wheelchair Basketball event schedule

To view or print the 2015 Wheelchair Basketball event schedule please click here

Contact Details

For any sports related enquiries please contact at British Wheelchair Basketball.
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Athletics Timetable

Wheelchair Basketball Schedule

See the Wheelchair Basketball Schedule for the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games.
Wheelchair Basketball Results

Wheelchair Basketball Results

See the Wheelchair Basketball Results from the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games
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