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London Sparrows - Wheelchair Basketball Club

Sports and Performing Arts Centre (SPACE),
31 Falkirk Street,
N1 6HF


Who we are:

The London Sparrows formerly known as the Hackney Sparrows is the oldest wheelchair basketball club in London (and one of the best!)

The strength of the Sparrows lies in it’s diversity, the club welcomes men, women, juniors, seniors and both disabled and able-bodied players.

Wheelchair basketball is the most popular disability sport in the world, with over a hundred clubs in the UK alone.

The sport evolved during the 1940s when it was used in the rehabilitation of injured veterans and other disabled people in Britain and the USA.

Wheelchair basketball will have recived greater attention during the  2012 London Paralympic Games.

The sport has similar rules to able-bodied basketball, but the addition of specialised sports wheelchairs adds a new dimension of strategies and tactics.

Find out more at British Wheelchair Basketball (

Come to see a match if you can, its a great sport to watch!


What we do:


  • We train twice a week Friday evenings and Saturdays afternoons and welcome new players.
  • If one of the teams has a match training will be cancelled.
  • Matches take place throughout September-May.
  • Ask to see our fixtures for more information.
  • Training stops in August when we take a break before the season starts again in September

Those wishing to come to sessions regularly need to pay £10 pounds a month (which is outstanding value for a quality experience and venue) If you just want to try it out, it's free.



  • We train in Hoxton, although our members come from all areas of London and beyond.
  • We train at Space one of the best basketball courts in London and a venue during the paralympic games.
  • Our training venue is very close to Hoxton Station which is wheelchair accessible for anyone coming on the East London line.

Record Last Updated on: 05/04/2018

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Friday 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 4pm - 6pm

Other Details


£10 per month regular attendees
Free to come to try out

What to do if you have a complaint

If there’s something you like or are not happy with, then talk about it with the people that run the club, so they can look at how they deliver their service. If you are still not happy, ask if they have a complaints procedure.

How to Get Here

Buses: 26, 35, 47, 48, 55,78, 67, 149, 242, 243, 394

Overground: Hoxton

Tube: Old Street

Parking: parking for blue badge holders

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