Thames Valley Kings coach Grant Barker celebrates winning Coach of the year at the Get Berkshire Active 2017 sports awards

Kings Division Three & Juniors Coach, Grant Barker celebrated winning Coach of the year at the Get Berkshire Active 2017 sports awards on Friday. Grant was shortlisted for the award after an excellent year as a coach including taking Kings to 4th in British Wheelchair Basketball Division Three last season (improving on finishing bottom of the league the season before) and coaching the Kings Under 15s team to national finals. He also helped coach the regional South East England Under 15s team to their first British Wheelchair Basketball National Junior Championships title back in August 2017.

Grant who lives in Wokingham continues to build on his success as the Kings Division Three coach as they currently lead the table in their League.

Launched six years ago, The awards are a celebration of the people and organizations that promote, volunteer, work, support and take part in all types of sport and physical activity within Berkshire.

Since it’s establishment in 2004, The Berkshire based Wheelchair Basketball Club has endeavored to provide a high-quality wheelchair basketball programme that is accessible to players of all ages and abilities. the club strives to support, inspire and become a social hub for everyone – believing that by actively encouraging both disabled and able-bodied players, the club can create a fun and engaging atmosphere.