Paralympics star offers free basketball coaching

THE wheelchair basketball stars of the future are being invited to free training sessions with coaching by Paralympic star Kevin Hayes.

Kevin, from Ravenfield, competed in three Paralympics and four world championships during a career spanning more than 20 years and hopes to inspire the stars of the future with sessions at the Northern General Hospital’s spinal injuries clinic between 10am and midday for the next six Saturdays.

Scheme organiser Lorraine Waring, the mum of Dinnington-based wheelchair basketball player and Olympic torch bearer Jack Waring, said: “Anyone can come and have a go. That’s the beauty of it.

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“If you’re able bodied or disabled you’ll be able to come along and take part. We have all the equipment you’ll need.”

The introductory wheelchair basketball sessions have been set up with the help of the Sheffield Steelers, who Kevin (49) currently coaches.

He said: “I’ve got a great deal out of the sport and I’m hoping I can inspire others to get involved now.”

For more information about the Sheffield Steelers free wheelchair basketball training sessions contact Lorraine on 07812 566108 or via email to [email protected].