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 2017 programme was immensely successful.
407 youngsters went through the wheelchair basketball programme this year, and once again, the feedback from these sessions has been extremely positive.
In one case a student reported “it was the best PE lesson I have ever had”. Several of them have now joined the JSAD as volunteers! A staggering 1800 minutes of basketball was delivered during the 2017 outreach programme!
Once again, the JSAD was fortunate to have been able to secure the services of Gordon Perry to lead the 2017 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.
Below you can see the vebues and schools that took part last November.
|Monday 20th||Oakfield Sports Hall||Highlands|
|Tuesday 21st||Langford Sports Hall||Vic College, JCG|
|Wednesday 22nd||Oakfield Sports Hall||Hautlieu|
|Friday 24th||Oakfield Sports Hall||Highlands|
For further details please contact:
Paul Patterson MBE