Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Club is thrilled to be awaiting the arrival of ten brand-new wheelchairs to help expand its programs in the South Burnett region, thanks to a grant from the Ergon-Energex Community Fund.
Suncoast Spinners president and Paralympian, Dr Bridie Kean said the new chairs would provide a huge boost for the South Burnett Spinners, which was an outreach club formed under the Suncoast Spinners Club in 2021.
“At Suncoast Spinners we support wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby here on the Sunshine Coast as well as in other areas such as Moreton Bay and South Burnett.
“This is because we want more people, with and without a disability to have access to our great wheelchair sports.”
Dr Kean said Suncoast Spinners promoted reverse inclusion, which sees them invite able-bodied players to join in with players who also use a wheelchair in their everyday lives.