CHESHIRE PHOENIX WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLUB FINDS BRAND NEW HOME IN ELLESMERE PORT
Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club are continuing their development with the announcement of a move to Ellesmere Port Sports Village later this month.
The move with further strengthen links with the professional BBL side, who also train and play at the venue, and will enable the club to train at state-of-the-art facilities with vital storage space for wheelchairs and easy accessibility for club members.
Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club also expect the move will further increase their presence in the local area and will attract more new players to the club looking ahead to entering national competition, whilst maintaining the strong inclusive message the club promotes in the sport being open to all – regardless of age, race, gender or ability.
Club Chairperson and Head Coach Anna Jackson said of the move:”This is a really exciting move for the club and everyone is really looking forward to playing and training in the new Arena at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Thank you to Kerry Graham at the EPSV and the Cheshire Phoenix staff for all their support in making this move possible for our club.”
Blacon High School has been home to Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club since its inception in April 2014 and whilst the move was necessary to help the club grow, Jackson puts on record the incredibly important role Blacon High School has played in the history of the club.
“We could not have started our club without the amazing support of the staff at Blacon High School and the Chester School Sports Partnership Officers and we will always be grateful to them for that. Unfortunately for our club to grow, we need to move into a bigger, more centrally located, facility and EPSV will be an ideal new venue,” Jackson went on to say.
The very first training session for Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club at Ellesmere Port Sports Village will take place on Saturday 28th November between 5pm and 7pm so if you are interested in watching or coming and joining in please contact the club. Sports Wheelchairs are provided and all that is required is to be able to get yourself up and down the court; qualified coaches will teach you the rest.