Former Paralympian and current professor Danielle Peers offers a deeply personal account of coping with the complicated politics of disability as she competed in elite wheelchair basketball. The interrogation It is dark here. I am alone, or at least, I feel alone. It feels like years since I have been here: since they have been … Continue reading The (De) Composition of a Recovering Paralympian
The journey of a lifetime for wheelchair basketball player Arinn Young is competing for Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Young, nicknamed Juice, is the only Albertan and one of six Paralympic newcomers on the 12-player roster for Rio. Read more: http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/Young-rolls-to-Rio-20160608
Wishing our athletes best of luck as they compete in Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby in the upcoming Paralympic Games. WHEELCHAIR RUGBY Zak Madell (Okotoks, Alberta) WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.) Ben Moronchuk (Edmonton, Alta.) Chad Jassman (Calgary, Alta.) Peter Won (Blackfalds, Alta.) Assistant Coach – Darrell Nordell (Edmonton, Alta.)
Darrell Nordell, one of our coaches for Wheelchair Basketball from Alberta had a great time giving an introduction to Syrian Refugees. Here are a few pictures to show how much fun they had in Nova Scotia this past weekend. Glad to see them enjoying the sport!
Huge congratulations to the following athletes nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team! TEAM CANADA MEN Ben Moronchuk (Edmonton, Alta.) Chad Jassman (Calgary, Alta.) Peter Won (Blackfalds, Alta.) Assistant Coach – Darrell Nordell (Edmonton, Alta.) TEAM CANADA WOMEN Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.) The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games take place September 7 to 18. The wheelchair basketball … Continue reading Canadian Paralympic Team – Basketball
Hyderabad, India will be the first to host this IWBF initiative from June 22-26, 2016. Thanks in part to the financial support of the AGITOS Foundation, the IWBF and The Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI) the initiative will work to deliver four modules covering coaching/player development, classification, officiating and governance. IWBF is pleased to … Continue reading IWBF PREMIERES “INTRODUCTION TO WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL FOR DEVELOPING NOWBS” PROJECT NEXT MONTH IN INDIA