At the recent Ivor Burge Championship, we interviewed a few members from the NSW Country Women’s team and asked them a few questions about the tournament and why they love playing the sport of basketball.

We are now calling for ‘expressions of interest’ for people with an Intellectual Disability that would like to join the sport of Basketball.

Basketball is truly everyone’s game and provides equal opportunities for male and females, both young and old and has a strong connection with and services many varied groups in Australia, such as wheelchair athletes; athletes with an intellectual disability, athletes who have a hearing impairment, multicultural groups and the LGBTQI community.

Here at Basketball NSW our culture is inclusive, open and transparent in providing a focused approach to engage with our community by connecting community organisations and support groups with our existing member associations, introducing new participants to our game and making basketball accessible to everyone.

Basketball New South Wales is looking to develop a league for players with an Intellectual Disability in the near future based on the number of registered expressions of interest and participant’s locations. But for the current moment, we would love to join up with our associations that do organise Intellectual Disability teams for you to make contact with.

For more information on our inclusion programs and to register your interest, or if you are an Association wanting to become an Inclusion Hub please contact Rachel Herrick on 02 8765 8555 or [email protected]