Thursday, July 25, 2024

Thames Valley Kings Coach Wins Development Coach of the Year Award

Kings coach Grant Barker celebrates winning Development Coach of the year at the national wheelchair basketball awards
Kings coach, Grant Barker celebrated winning Development Coach of the year at the 2018 Richard Langhorn Trust Wheelchair Basketball Awards on Saturday.
Grant was shortlisted for the award after an excellent year as a coach including taking Kings to the British Wheelchair Basketball Division Three South-West title and finishing as divisional runners-up at championship finals. Grant also coached the Kings junior team to 5th at the national finals as well as helped coach the regional South East England Under 15s team to their first British Wheelchair Basketball National Junior Championships title back in August 2017.
The Awards recognise individuals who have made outstanding contributions to wheelchair basketball at a club, community or national level. The Awards are sponsored primarily by The Richard Langhorn Trust who was the founding sponsor of what is now The Lord’s Taverners National Junior Championships. As the Trust closed its doors, it gave a grant to British Wheelchair Basketball to promote the work of clubs and individuals who transform the lives of young people
 Since its 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.
Picture credit: British Wheelchair Basketball