QAC students play wheelchair basketball

9th September 2020 • Emma Cooper

QAC are Working in collaboration with University of Worcester and The Albion Foundation, to deliver a unique, ground breaking elite Wheelchair Basketball sport performance programme.

The programme is for ambitious young sports people (16-24 years) who use a manual wheelchair. It will offer them the opportunity to develop as a wheelchair Basketball player. Furthermore, it will provide a player pathway from playing in Regional, National and International competition.

Students will be coached by experienced and qualified Basketball Association and Wheelchair Basketball coaches. They will also train at the University of Worcester Arena; training base for GB Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams (2013-2017).

An exciting collaboration

Bev Jessop, QAC Principal and Chief Executive, commented: “QAC is really pleased to be collaborating on this exciting new initiative with The Albion Foundation and University of Worcester. We look forward to the opportunities it will give young people to develop their passion for wheelchair basketball and progress as a player.”

The University of Worcester is recognised as world leaders in the development of educational practice in inclusive sport and are owners of the Worcester Wolves British Basketball League (BBL) franchise. The university also has a longstanding tradition of working at local, national and international level in all forms of Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball.

The Albion Foundation is the charity of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. The Foundation has an outstanding reputation for their work in disability sport. It also has a well-established and successful Powerchair Football Academy with QAC.

Find out more

If you would like to be part of this unique, ground breaking elite sport performance programme or simply want more information, click here!

Please note however, students will not be engaging in face to face sport delivery until advised by the relevant governing bodies.