The Championships take place in the City of Worcester at the University of Worcester’s state-of-the-art Arena.
In 2015, the Arena won the prestigious Guardian University Award in the ‘Buildings that Inspire’ category. The Guardian Awards aim to recognise and reward projects in universities that demonstrate genuine innovation in the sector, collaborative delivery on the ground, and meaningful impact both inside their institutions and beyond, with the potential to inspire others.
Since opening two years ago, the University Arena – the country’s first indoor sporting venue designed specifically to meet the needs of wheelchair athletes - has provided a hub at which University, community and inclusivity could thrive, and cemented Worcester’s position at the forefront of inclusive sport in the UK. International netball, basketball and wheelchair basketball fixtures, along with national championships in badminton and taekwondo, have been staged at the venue, which is also home to the Worcester Wolves.
With spacious, high-tech facilities and exceptional standards of accessibility, the 2000-seat University Arena is an ideal venue for the European Championships. The Arena is also the training ground for GB Wheelchair Basketball squads and the Worcester Wolves basketball team. Read more..