As the world counts down to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the GB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team will take on the sport’s leading nations at the Leicester Sports Arena (2nd-5th July) – less than 10 weeks before they take centre stage in Brazil.
Descending upon Leicester for the Continental Clash 2016, is an unmissable international line-up that will see the GB Men’s Team (the 2015 European Champions) – do battle against London 2012 Gold Medallists, Canada; the 2014 World Champions, Australia; Japan, and the Netherlands.
With preparations for the Games now entering their final stage, this stunning event will see the Great Britain team compete on home soil for the last time ahead of an intense schedule of training and international competitions.
The Continental Clash 2016 will feature 15 spectacular showcase games of fast-paced, action-packed world-class sport and entertainment for the whole family with tickets ranging from £2-£12.
The action, however, will go far beyond the show court and into the local community: to ensure a sporting and economic legacy that lasts long after the final buzzer, British Wheelchair Basketball – the National Governing Body for the sport in the UK – has teamed up with Leicester County Council, Leicester College, and Leicestershire and Rutland CSP.
The Engagement Programme will work alongside the Continental Clash to turn inspiration into participation: building upon the activities and accomplishments of local wheelchair basketball club the Leicester Cobras and the BBL’s Leicester Riders to provide more opportunities to get involved with wheelchair basketball – supporting schools, colleges, and community groups.
As part of the community engagement programme, British Wheelchair Basketball and its partners will be offering schools the opportunity to participate in and spectate at the Continental Clash. For more details about how to get your school or college involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
BWB CEO Charlie Bethel said: “This is an amazing opportunity to see the world’s best teams and relive the magic of London 2012 with unmissable entertainment for the whole family.”
GB Men’s Head Coach Haj Bhania said: “The road to Rio began at the end of the London 2012 Games and winning European Championships in September 2015 in Worcester secured our qualification. Over the last four years, the team – players, coaches, support staff and the programme – has and continues to work hard to prepare compete against the world’s top teams.”
Tickets launching on Wednesday 11th May at www.britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk