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Wheelchair Basketball comes to Louth

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Magna Vitae have been supporting a keen group of people in Louth through the early stages of setting up a new sport in the area, which has now achieved Club status.

The Hoop Stars Hotwheels Wheelchair Basketball Club coach approached the Trust for help in bringing this sport to the area for all to enjoy.

Magna Vitae’s Cultural Team member Josh Dellow, whose work is Lottery funded through the Community Sport Activation Fund to provide grassroots activities at a local level, supported the Club to access the facilities at Meridian Leisure Centre for their first 12 weeks. He also supported the group to promote the sport to other community groups and local Schools helping to increase the number of members now involved in the club. The Club were also awarded a Community Grant of £4,500 from East Lindsey District Council enabling them to purchase essential equipment for the sport.

Magna Vitae’s Cultural Manager, James Turner said: “As a Trust we work hard to offer new sports and activities through partnership working. Wheelchair Basketball is new to Louth and we have been pleased to support this community group towards achieving Club status”.

The group meet every Wednesday from 6.30pm in the Sports Hall at Meridian Leisure Centre where qualified coach Adrian Kennedy teaches techniques and skills before the group enjoy a team game. The Club is keen to see the number of participants grow and as such everybody is welcome including people without disabilities, young and older; to learn a new sport and enjoy the social interaction. There is a membership fee payable and further details can be obtained from Josh Dellow on 01507 613468 or email josh.dellow@mvtlc.org.

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