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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Basketball

Thailand to host women’s wheelchair basketball camp

Participants will learn how to develop their skills from some of the top women coaches in a fun environment. 08 Mar 2017
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USA's head coach Stephanie Wheeler and Christina Schwab celebrate after winning the Rio 2016 women's wheelchair basketball final against Germany.

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By International Wheelchair Basketball Federation and IPC

A wheelchair basketball development camp for women will be held 16-21 April in Chon Buri, Thailand, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Asia-Oceania Zone (AOZ) has announced.

The camp is for players from nations looking to establish and develop their women’s programme. It is designed help participants work on fundamental skills of wheelchair basketball in a fun, stress-free atmosphere.

Leading the camp will be well-renowned coaches in Stephanie Wheeler, who coached the US women’s team to gold at Rio 2016, and the Netherlands’ assistant coach Irene Sloof, who helped the Dutch secure bronze at September’s Paralympics.

With the support of the International Paralympic Committee’s development arm the Agitos Foundation, all accommodation and meals costs will be met by AOZ. Travel to Bangkok is at the expense of camp participants. All travel from Bangkok to Chon Buri will be arranged by AOZ.

There is no entry fee for camp participants.

Players and coaches looking to learn from these experienced coaches are encouraged to attend. Individual players and small groups are especially welcomed, as full teams are not necessarily required.

For more information on how to participate in the wheelchair basketball development camp for women, contact IWBF AOZ secretary general Don Periman at don.perriman@iwbf.org or donwp@yahoo.com.