Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

TY Wheelchair Basketball Event


We are delighted to announce an exciting wheelchair basketball opportunity for TY Students! 
The event is in collaboration with the B.Ed. Physical Education, Sports Studies and Arts programme in University College Cork and Irish Wheelchair Association Sport, UCC Sport and the Mardyke Arena.

Wheelchair Basketball4All Event Details:

📅Thursday, 14th March, 2024,
⏱Event taking place during school day.
📍Mardyke Arena, UCC.

A unique experience!

The aim of this event is to allow all students the opportunity to experience adapted physical activity in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment through wheelchair basketball. We kindly ask that schools who are interested in attending agree to send up to a maximum of 15 TY students, accompanied by a teacher or teachers. Students will be provided with all equipment necessary on the day of the event and no prior experience is necessary. This will also serve as a fundraiser for Irish Wheelchair Association Sport, with each participating school requested to make a single online donation of €200 for this cause, with further details to follow when the list of schools attending has been confirmed. It is encouraged that TY students attending this event also organise an event in their respective schools to contribute towards this fundraiser. 


Learn Practical Skills! 

In addition to the Wheelchair Basketball4All event itself, there will be a CSP and IWA Sport led leadership training programme for TY students in the Mardyke Arena on Thursday, 29th February, from 9.30am and 2.30pm. This training programme is open to all schools, irrespective of their willingness or availability to participate in the Wheelchair Basketball4All event. Each school will be invited to nominate and send two TY students who they feel would be suitable for and benefit from this opportunity. It is envisaged that this training will help support these students, and in turn their peers, to become leaders or champions within the disability sports sector, both within their schools and the wider community.

To Register each school must complete the expression of interest form by Wednesday 21st February by 5:00pm using the link below (or by scanning the QR code on the attached poster) and schools will then be allocated on a first come first serve basis: Form can be accessed  below:
For enquiries in relation to this event, please email Diarmuid Lester, UCC Lecturer:
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