Active Lincolnshire’s CEO Wheelchair Basketball Challenge 2019
Our annual wheelchair basketball challenge is now in it’s eighth year!
This inclusive and fun workplace challenge gives everyone the opportunity to get active with their peers and experience a sport that creates an equal playing field.
Glen Garrod, Executive Director of Adult Care and Community Wellbeing at Lincolnshire County Council, is an advocator of the annual challenge saying:
“I found wheelchair basketball gave me a massive buzz – it is fast paced, very skilled and challenging. Sitting in a wheelchair and playing a competitive match with people who use wheelchairs because they need to was a great leveller, wonderful for team building, real fun and great exercise. In my book everyone should have a go at least once”
Craig Naylor, Deputy Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, took part in round two of the challenge and said:“As a novice to wheelchair basketball I thoroughly enjoyed my first competitive game. So much to think about and any skill I thought I had at shooting a basket disappeared as soon as I sat in the chair. This was the first time we had come together as a team and Lynn managed to get us working well together through great coaching and instruction as well as appealing to our competitive natures. I am looking forward to the next tournament and hope to continue to play now that I have figured out how to move the chair!”
The 4th and final round of the Lincolnshire first CEO wheelchair league challenge will take place on 13th June – the first two rounds where used to rank the teams with the top teams playing for the cup and the bottom half playing for the plate.
After the first round of the cup the top four teams are separated by just two points and the fourth placed team beating the top team 18-12 The Interceptors, Minster Educators, AL-oop or University Wheelers could all finish top.
The plate is also very close LCC Wheelie Good Accountants are undefeated but can they keep it up in the last round? The other four teams could all finished second and the top four could all win it!
All will be decided on the last night!
Presenting the trophies
Glen Garrod – LCC – Executive Director for Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Dennis Bell – Active Lincolnshire – Acting Chairman
A new and bigger WCBB CEO League starting in September/October 2019 to register your interest contact Ian Brown.
Interested in sponsoring the league, want your own team building or company tournament contact Ian Brown
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Access our CEO Wheelchair Basketball Challenge here
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Read about last year’s challenge