Wheelchair Basketball: Core value of “inspiration”
Wheelchair basketball is a fantastic sport, played on a standard sized basketball court with standard height baskets. There is no illegal-dribble rule and players are allowed two pushes of their wheels before they pass, dribble or shoot the ball. The wheelchair is counted as part of the body so to block a player, you must stop their chair. The game is fast, furious and is all about tactics, like a game of chess on wheels!
Wheelchair basketball is exactly what it sounds like — a fast-moving game where the players have great upper-body strength.

- SALTO Bera-Bera - Spain
This project first began in 2005 when the FGDA (Handicapped Sports Basque Federation) was starting to look at making a wider choice of sports available to its members. The aim was to provide more opportunities to people who wanted to take part in team sports such as basketball. The FGDA then proposed to Club Bera Bera the creation of a new section, the Handicapped Sports section.

With help from the provincial council and from the Kutxa foundation, the first playing chairs were bought. In September 2005 the team started to train with the first 12 players, who were soon joined by two trainers, a delegate, a coach and a group manager. The first year was spent just training, not competing, since most of the players had never played basketball before, and some had no sports experience at all.
The following year the team began competing in the Wheelchair Basketball National First Division. Initial results were not good, as everyone expected, but it was all good experience and the team just aimed to complete all their games in the league. This they did and the more games they played the better they became, although this is not yet reflected on the scoreboard.
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