We’re stepping into the spotlight once again this National Wheelchair Basketball Week, this time focusing on a rising star on the court – Katie Bajema. As part of our special coverage, we caught up with Darrell Nordell, the Head Coach of Team Alberta Wheelchair Basketball, to give us an inside perspective on Bajema’s journey in … Continue reading Wheelchair Basketball Week: Coach Nordell’s High Praise for Athlete Katie Bajema
Meet Anikka Cassidy, originally from Calgary, Alberta and currently residing in Champaign, Illinois. Cassidy’s dedication to the sport is evidenced by her commitment both to the sport itself and to her teams, both in Alberta and at the University of Illinois. “I am relieved I still get to play with my original team [Alberta] as … Continue reading Wheelchair Basketball Week: Anikka Cassidy
Celebrating National Wheelchair Basketball Week, we shine the spotlight on a dedicated player within our sporting family—Nik Goncin; A seasoned Team Canada player and a member of The Calgary Rollers. Goncin’s journey in wheelchair basketball began in 2008 and quickly snowballed into an international career. After losing his leg, he didn’t have much interest in … Continue reading Wheelchair Basketball Week: Nik Goncin
The Red Deer Reapers is a brand new wheelchair rugby team in Alberta that has been making waves in the community. We had the opportunity to speak with Gerry Kress, the founder of the team, to learn more about their journey and the impact they’re making. Gerry Kress, who has previous experience setting up clubs, … Continue reading Red Deer Reapers: Making an Impact in Alberta
Our programs wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for our amazing coaches! We’re continuing to highlight our Team AB coaches, and this week we talked to Maegan Ciesielski head coach of our para athletics team. Coaching Experience:I have been coaching para track and field for 4 years, mostly as the head coach of the track team at … Continue reading Meet Team AB Para Athletics Coach Maegan Ciesielski
Our programs wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for our amazing coaches! We’re continuing to highlight our Team AB coaches, and this week we talked to Bruce Crosby Jr. head coach of our wheelchair rugby team. Meet Bruce Crosby Jr. I have almost completed my COMPDEV level coaching. I have been involved with wheelchair rugby … Continue reading Meet Team AB Wheelchair Rugby Coach, Bruce Crosby Jr.