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Paralympian on a sporting mission to get people playing basketball
A FORMER member of the British Paralympian squad was delighted when scores of people turned out to try their hand at wheelchair basketball.
And in a bid to get more people interested, he organised an open event at Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park to encourage everyone to try it out.
The former basketball and fencing star said: “It has been really good, the turnout has been incredible.
"At first some people were a little bit wary but once we got them into a chair and out playing we couldn’t get them back out again.”
The sessions, which ran throughout Sunday, were open to all comers, whether they were wheelchair users or not.
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