IWBF

28th August - 6th September

Worcester, England

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Worcester families asked to support Paralympic Dream

 

  • Worcester will host the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships from August 28th - September 6th 2015
  • The event will be an official European qualifier for the Paralympic Games in Rio
  • Worcester families urged to support GB Wheelchair Basketball squad to help them secure their place in Rio

Friends and families of the GB Wheelchair Basketball squad have today urged local Worcester families to get behind the GB team as they work towards achieving their dream of securing their coveted place at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

GB will battle it out with 19 European teams at the University of Worcester Arena from August 28th – September 6th 2015.

Paul Davies, Director of Performance British Wheelchair Basketball said:
“At London 2012, we saw first hand the power and energy the British Public can generate when they get behind their home side. We would urge families across Worcester to help the squad by getting behind their team when it matters the most – that’s right here, right now!”

Nicola Slingsby, mother of GB Men’s Harry Brown said:
“You always want the best for your kids and I always get emotional when I hear the crowd cheering for our lads as I know it means so much to the team. I would love the University of Worcester Arena to be packed out with local families cheering them on.”

Sophie Carrigill, GB Women’s Captain said:
“I remember as a kid seeing the Games on the TV and thinking that one day I would like that to be me on the TV. It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to gain a place in Rio and we need the Worcester public’s support to make that happen.”

Sarah Baynham, a fan of British Wheelchair Basketball said:
“You can’t beat the atmosphere of a live international wheelchair basketball event. The noise can be deafening and the music and electric atmosphere are incredible. I hope my kids are inspired to be the best they can be at something they are passionate about as a result of experiencing the event first hand.”

 

To buy tickets to this event please visit www.euro2015.uk or call the ticketline 0844 888 9991