Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

Opportunities

Wheelchair Basketball opportunities for male and female players.

Level of Sport

Open to players of all abilities. Elite level athletes to social sport.

Subject Area

Student’s can opt to study any subject they wish alongside playing Wheelchair Basketball.

Level of Study

Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

Opportunities

Wheelchair Basketball opportunities for male and female players.

Level of Sport

Open to players of all abilities. Elite level athletes to social sport.

Subject Area

Student’s can opt to study any subject they wish alongside playing Wheelchair Basketball.

Level of Study

Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

Opportunities

Wheelchair Basketball opportunities for male and female players.

Level of Sport

Open to players of all abilities. Elite level athletes to social sport.

Subject Area

Student’s can opt to study any subject they wish alongside playing Wheelchair Basketball.

Level of Study

Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

Wheelchair basketball is the newest sport to BUCS university sport programme.

With over 50 sports already on offer, the addition of wheelchair basketball makes it the first fully inclusive team sport, welcoming players regardless of their disability, gender or ability level.

Whilst this is the first year that wheelchair basketball has been included within the BUCS sport system, many U.K. universities do have a history of supporting the sport and entering wheelchair basketball into other competitions.

The first competitive BUCS wheelchair basketball season will commence in the 2021/2022 academic year and provide teams with the opportunity to compete in both league and knockout trophy competitions.

Students have the opportunity to represent their U.K. university basketball team in both league and cup competitions throughout the academic year.

Whilst almost every U.K. university offers their student’s the opportunity to play basketball in some capacity, the standard of the team, coaches and facilities will vary greatly at each.

This is where we aim to provide guidance to our players, to ensure they find the right U.K. university basketball to suit their ability level and aspirations.

Compete at a high level

As well as competing against other universities within the BUCS League System, several U.K. universities are also hosts of teams competing within the British Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Premier League, providing further opportunities for ambitions women’s wheelchair basketball players to compete at a high level alongside their university education.

The introduction of wheelchair basketball to the BUCS programme will help to increase the number of universities who are able to offer the sport and further increase participation.

U.K. University basketball is offered on a large scale with over 300 teams competing on a weekly basis.

At the highest level of U.K. university basketball, you can expect to work with qualified coaches and have regularly training sessions planned around your academic schedule.

Many U.K. University Basketball teams will also have connections with clubs local to their campus, providing an additional pathway for players to play alongside their university education.

Opportunities for all levels of athlete.

Many U.K. universities will also provide players with sports wheelchairs should they not have access to their own.

With pathways to compete at an elite level and opportunities for those who are new to a sport to experience using a wheelchair for the first time, wheelchair basketball can truly be played by anyone alongside their university studies.

U.K. University

Wheelchair Basketball

Scholarships

It is possible for U.K. universities to reward talented players with scholarships. It is however worth noting that U.K. university wheelchair basketball scholarships are extremely competitive and are regularly contended by some of the strongest players in the U.K. along with experienced overseas players. We are happy to evaluate the credentials of any player interested in pursuing a wheelchair basketball scholarship at a U.K. university.

If you do not want to dedicate too much of your free time to training, you will also be able to find a wheelchair basketball team to suit your level of commitment through one of the many social clubs or local leagues.

U.K. University Wheelchair Basketball Scholarships

It is possible for U.K. universities to reward talented players with scholarships. It is however worth noting that U.K. university wheelchair basketball scholarships are extremely competitive and are regularly contended by some of the strongest players in the U.K. along with experienced overseas players. We are happy to evaluate the credentials of any player interested in pursuing a wheelchair basketball scholarship at a U.K. university.

If you do not want to dedicate too much of your free time to training, you will also be able to find a wheelchair basketball team to suit your level of commitment through one of the many social clubs or local leagues.

How we can help you to play Wheelchair Basketball at a U.K. university

Free service

Our service is completely free for students and their families to use.

Bespoke opportunities

We search for universities that suit your academic standing, career goals and any other preferences you may have!

Application support

Our staff are trained to process undergraduate and postgraduate U.K. university applications.

Access to scholarships

We will evaluate your chances and inform you where we feel you have the best possible chance of achieving a scholarship.

How we can help you to play Wheelchair Basketball at a U.K. university

Free service

Our service is completely free for students and their families to use.

Bespoke opportunities

We search for universities that suit your academic standing, career goals and any other preferences you may have!

Application support

Our staff are trained to process undergraduate and postgraduate U.K. university applications.

Access to scholarships

We will evaluate your chances and inform you where we feel you have the best possible chance of achieving a scholarship.

Start your U.K. study search here

Register your details via our online form to start searching for suitable opportunities throughout the U.K.

APPLY ONLINE

Start your U.K. study search here

Register your details via our online form to start searching for suitable opportunities throughout the U.K.

APPLY ONLINE