One of the aims of the JSAD is to raise awareness of the everyday obstacles that people with disabilities have to overcome. This, of course, helps able-bodied people to better understand the difficulties involved.
The Wheelchair Basketball Outreach Programme is organised to do just that and has been incredibly successful. Once again, the 2018 programme was immensely successful.
432 youngsters from seven schools went through the wheelchair basketball programme this year, and once again, the feedback from these sessions has been extremely positive.
Once again, the JSAD was fortunate to have been able to secure the services of Gordon Perry to lead the 2018 programme . Gordon is a regular and familiar face in Jersey now, and brings with him much experience of wheelchair basketball, having represented Great Britain at Paralympic level. He was also the national development manager for the sport for over 20 years, before launching his latest adventure, the The Gordon Perry Wheelchair Basketball Experience.
Details of the 2019 programme in November will be published nearer the time.
For further details please contact:
Paul Patterson MBE