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Would you like to try wheelchair basketball ?

Our wheelchair basketball teams train on Friday evenings, 7:30 – 9:30pm and compete in the British Wheelchair Basketball National Leagues.

We are currently looking for players to join the teams, from development leagues, junior leagues, national leagues … for the 2019/20 season.

We are looking to build this team by bringing in both new and experienced players… with the right people and commitment we can make it to the next division… come and get involved today!

If you are new to the game – without your own sports chair – we have many sports chairs at our Friday training venue in Lancing … so come and have a go !!

“As our team turns 2 years old we have invested in the sport… We have invested in the players…  acquired assests… and delivered more taster sessions than any other team around.

We have some huge plans for the future and want you to be part of it”
Ricky TM

Events, Schools, Universities

We have our very own Trailer with lots of wheelchair basketball sports chairs situated in Sussex that we take round to schools to help introduce new people to this fast and fun sport.

Just ask us about coming to your event or school and we will come along and introduce this sport to anyone.

In 6 weeks we had over 1500 people try out wheelchair sports… via the program

Our Division 4 team this year

Development is the key… some clubs it is all about the 1st team… and those new players and lower league teams feel like they are not important, Here at Sussex Bears we are the opposite putting time aside to relearn the basics, and with our double basketball courts we can spend time with individuals using tried and tested methods that deliver results as we have the room for 1 to 1 training and we have more than 1 coach so each training session can vary in drills and coaching styles.

Having a team in this division is a great place for brand new players to come and have a go at playing wheelchair basketball, this divison only has a few matches in a season.

We are looking for more brand new players to come and have a go and join the team, with our great atmosphere and fantastic facilities here in Sussex you will fit right in


  • Knee Replacement
  • Arthritic joint surfaces
  • Irreparable ligament damage
  • Fractures into the knee joint
  • Complete loss of articular cartilage tissue


  • Multiple Joint Fusions
  • Arthritic joint surfaces
  • Significant join surfaces
  • Significant ligament instability

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Polio
  • Paraplegic
  • hip

  • Joint Replacement
  • Perthes
  • Arthritic joint surfaces
  • Joint Alignment problems
  • Fractures into the hip joint

  • Long bone replacement
  • Long bone misalignment
  • Lower limb fracture resulting in joint stiffness and Muscle Weakness
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Lower Limb Amputees
  • Sponsorship, Partners and Supporters.

    We are very proud to now have a new corporate sponsor on board… Birchwood motor group are sponsoring wheelchair basketball league teams, full re-branding of our kit is underway and we cannot wait to be wearing it early 2020  

    Our investment in the community programs, rolling sports pathway programs, schools programs, universities program and the team making news headlines on ITV and Latest TV several times last season we offer a fantastic return for a small investment in a local Limited Company and fully registered CIC.

    From court side banners, advertising on vests, youtube, television, news … we can put your company name in front of people, we have open and transparent accounts in our team and any investment into disability sport is ringfenced and dedicated to your conditions of funding or sponsorship….

    In the last 2 years we have played all over England and we would love to take your BRAND with us on the road.

    So talk to us today as we are open for business, Call Ricky on

    Can i play wheelchair basketball ?

    Wheelchair basketball is a fully inclusive sport! you do not need to be in a wheelchair to play

    The Classifaction system allows players to play in competitive leagues even if they have no long term health conditions or injuries…

    ” If you are able bodied and want to play you are classed as a 5.0 point player, a spinal injury that leaves you completely paralsed from the chest down could classify you as a 1.0 point player … then at any 1 time the 5 “on court” players must have a maximum points total up to 14.5 points. “

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    Sir Robert Woodard Academy

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    Upper Boundstone Lane
    West Sussex
    BN15 9QZ