By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
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 (www.gbwba.org.uk).
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