THE HAMPSHIRE HARRIERS
The Hampshire Harriers are the wheelchair basketball club based in Weston, Hampshire. We encourage the sport of wheelchair basketball both for competition and for improving general fitness of the physically disabled. The club has two teams(Harriers1 and Harriers2) which play in the GBWBA (Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association) national league Division 3 South. We also have a development team (Harriers3) in the national league Division 4.
The third division south of the national league offers the team up to fourteen games a year and both teams get the opportunity to travel as far away as Cardiff and London. All games are conducted under the rules and standards of the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association with two officials present at each game. Newcomers and spectators are welcome!
The development league give young and new player the opportunity to learn and play matches against similar level teams.
The club was founded by Terry Marsh in the early 1980s for his nephew who suffered from muscular dystrophy. Initially the club was setup on a three month trial basis, however over twenty years later there is still great interest in the club and Terry still organises many of the team’s main activities. Terry is supported by his wife, Annette, who acts as the Club Secretary and table official on match days.
The club is a registered charity and as such is self-funding. Players often engage in various fund-raising activities to help support the club.
Raised so far: £1,350
We’re really grateful for any support.