Redbridge is getting ready for the London Youth Games Inclusive Zone Basketball (IZB) Competition next week at Crystal Palace!
The team has been training at Frenford Club for the past 4 weeks and have been selected from Wheelchair Basketball Players who attend Frenford Falcons sessions or through the Falcons schools outreach programme.
IZB is a 4-a-side game, developed to enable players who cannot participate in a running game of basketball. The game is suitable for electric wheelchair players, manual wheelchair players and ambulant with physical impairments.
A basketball court is split in to three zones, players in the central zone typically play in a manual sports wheelchair or electric wheelchair and the players in the two wing zones are ‘runners’. The small-sided teams and adapted playing area enable girls and boys, both disabled and non-disabled, to participate in a fun game of basketball.
The Redbridge team are looking forward to competing at the IZB Competition at Crystal Palace on Wednesday 2nd April.
Good Luck everybody taking part!
Picture: Last year’s IZB team.
Post Author: Jenni Sheehan