I had a great experience at wheelchair basketball. I met a man (Jordan Jarrett Bryan) who inspired me to play basketball. I learnt that just because you are disabled does not mean you can’t join sport and be amazing at it. The bit I enjoyed most was trying to shoot in the net.
Yesterday I met Jordan Jarret Bryan and in the hall he taught us how to use wheelchairs and play sport with them. I learnt it was harder than it looked; what I found difficult was picking up the ball on the wheelchair and going fast. I enjoyed all of it and the Q and A with Jordan.
We took part in Wheelchair basketball run by Jordan (an ex player), who is now on Channel 4. We also learned how to move around on a wheelchair. I enjoyed cricket and wheelchair basketball where team 1 would go around 2 chairs and team 2 would have to score baskets and get the other team out.’
‘We were chosen to take part in a wheelchair basketball session run by Jordan (a former player). He is now a Channel 4 sports news presenter. I enjoyed asking questions to Jordan because it was interesting to find out about his career. I also enjoyed playing the games. I learnt that wheelchair basketball is a skilled sport and it takes a lot of training.
‘Me and 14 other year 6 children had an opportunity of a lifetime. Luckily, an ex-English wheelchair basketball star (Jordan Jarett Bryan) came into our school and taught us how to play wheelchair basketball. Getting into a wheelchair was challenging but playing the games were easy. Our team won the cricket crossed with basketball; it was really fun.
During the wheelchair basketball it was difficult to shoot the ball in the hoop. I enjoyed getting to play a different sport as it was really fun. I learnt how to change direction quickly in a wheelchair.