Basketball Nova Scotia governs the sport of Wheelchair Basketball in Nova Scotia. We work closely with Sport Nova Scotia’s Parasport Coordinator, as we continue to work towards the growth and development of athletes and coaches in the sport. We are members of Wheelchair Basketball Canada, the National Sport Organization (NSO) for Wheelchair Basketball in the country, on key initiatives to grow the sport , as well as, to field Provincial and National Teams to compete at the highest level of competition.
Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport. It’s one of the most inclusive para sports and prides itself on diversity while encouraging individuals with disabilities, as well as able-bodied participants of all ages to become active. Basketball Nova Scotia promotes growth of the sport in our province. With programs at the initiation, developmental and competitive levels for men and women.
THE HALIFAX WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Key Conact: Cher Smith
KENTVILLE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
Key Contact: Steve Sampson
COLCHESTER BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
The Colchester Basketball Association’s wheelchair basketball team play at South Colchester Academy on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9pm.
Administered by Sport Nova Scotia, Parasport Nova Scotia supports and promotes the delivery of accessible sport programs across the province. Parasport NS is the first point of contact for athletes, parents, and volunteers to connect with the parasport community.
Basketball Nova Scotia works directly with Sport Nova Scotia’s Parasport Coordinator, Zachary Dickson, who helps provide insight and guidance around Wheelchair Basketball. Zach also manages other parasports as para of his role with Sport Nova Scotia.
Meet Zachary Dickson
Zach comes from a background in snowboarding having been the Head Freestyle Coach and Part-Time Technical Director with Nova Scotia Snowboard. Zach has also been heavily involved with adaptive skiing and snowboarding having coached the Provincial Para-Snowboard Team, being a Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) Course Conductor, and as the Program Coordinator for CADS Nova Scotia.
902-425-5450 ext 375
For more information on Wheelchair Basketball and our National Sport Organization, visit Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s website:
|Wheelchair Basketball CanadaWBC is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).|
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