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Calling all Transition Year students

Learn wheelchair basketball, support IWA and compete in our All-Ireland Championships

Calling all Transition Year students

Learn wheelchair basketball, support IWA and compete in our All-Ireland Championships

Take part in the All-Ireland TY Wheelchair Basketball Championships

This All Ireland Championship immerses Transistion Year students in a fast paced, edge of your seat Paralympic sport and provides an authentic first hand inclusive experience of this incredible game.

LEARN

Have fun learning how to play the fantastic fast-paced Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Basketball!

SUPPORT

Support the work of Irish Wheelchair Association through our annual fundraising campaign, Angels

COMPETE

Take part in your local regional final alongside neighbouring schools. The top teams will go forward to the All-Ireland Final!

How to Enter

To enter your school into the IWA All-Ireland Wheelchair Basketball Championships please fill in the form below and you will be contacted by our Fundraising Team. Please note the contact details must be for a teacher from your school.

For more information and to register your school for the All-Ireland TY Wheelchair Basketball Championships please contact: Charlene Hurley, National Fundraising Manager on 087 260 0802 or charlene.hurley@iwa.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry fee
All schools will be asked to fundraise €1,000 by taking part in IWA’s Angels Campaign during November 2017 and through school fundraising (between September and December). All funds must be returned by Monday 11th December 2017. IWA’s Community Fundraising Officers will be on hand to help develop your fundraising program.

 

Who can enter?
This competition is open to the TY years of all secondary schools. Ideally the schools will be Co. Ed.

Single gender schools will be amalgamated on the day with another school for the purpose of making a Co. Ed. Team.

 

How do you register?
Fill in the below form above and a member of the Fundraising Department will be in contact in the next few days or alternatively contact Charlene Hurley, National Fundraising Manager on 087 260 0802 or email charlene.hurley@iwa.ie. Schools must register by Friday 27th Oct 2017

 

What is the competition format?
Teams that enter will play regional finals in their respective regions. Teams from each regional final will qualify for the All Ireland Finals.

 

When and where will it be played?
There will be four regional finals between the end of January and the end of February.
The All Ireland Finals will be played on Tuesday, March 13th in the National Basketball Arena,
Tallaght.

Regional Venue Details:

  • 25th Jan 2018 – Neptune Stadium, Cork.
  • 1st Feb 2018 – Waterford Institute of Technology Arena, Waterford.
  • 8th Feb 2018 – Gormanston Park, Co. Meath.
  • 22nd Feb 2018 – Kingfisher Club NUI Galway, Galway City.

What do we need to bring?
An enthusiastic team and a set of your school jerseys. IWA will provide the wheelchairs and
basketballs!

What do the winners receive?
A commemorative trophy to take pride of place among your schools silverware.