The fifteenth version of the Easter Worldwide Wheelchair Basketball Match happened between 7-9 April 2023 in Blankenberge, Belgium this 12 months, with six prime nations competing together with Nice Britain who emerged as champions.
The Easter Match is a well known pleasant worldwide wheelchair basketball competitors that takes place yearly. It was first held in 1998 and has featured groups from everywhere in the world. The competitors is organized by Rolstoelbasketbal VZW a non-profit affiliation primarily based in Belgium that goals to advertise wheelchair basketball and enhance entry to the game for individuals with disabilities. Through the years, they’ve labored arduous to ensure that this occasion runs easily and supplies a wonderful expertise for each gamers and followers alike.
Except for being a extremely aggressive event, it additionally serves as a possibility for younger athletes with disabilities in Belgium to see Paralympic athletes first hand and uncover the talents of the gamers on the worldwide stage. It promotes inclusivity and highlights how sports activities can break down obstacles no matter bodily limitations.
The competitors was fierce from begin to end, with Australia, Canada, Nice Brittan, Italy, The Netherlands, and Turkey all on the invoice in preparation for the key championships arising this summer time. Nice Britain have been topped because the champions of the event as soon as once more after defeating Australia within the ultimate. For Scores and Stats Click on Right here.
Alongside the event, the organisers, additionally ran a Sports activities Pictures Competitors and workshop.
Rolstoelbasketball VZW Consultant, Wouter Terryn, stated:
“The event went very well, this was the primary time of staging in three years because of the COVID pandemic so some areas have been somewhat rusty however for the individuals and spectators every little thing went very effectively and everybody appeared completely satisfied.
“The picture contest and workshops for sports activities pictures that we had this 12 months for the primary time was additionally a giant success and we have now over 3000 photos from many photographers to showcase the event.
“The principle goal of the event although is to take a position any proceeds we make into the way forward for Belgian wheelchair basketball, we hope to proceed this as a long-lasting legacy and look ahead to doing the identical once more in 2024.”
View all the photographs of the event right here:
Easter Match All Star 5: Jannik Blair (AUS, 1.0), Gregg Warburton (GBR, 2.0), Robin Poggenwisch (NED, 3.0), Dimitri Tanghe (ITA, 3.5), Patrick Anderson (CAN, 4.5)
Photograph Credit: LV – Rolstoelbasketball VZW