school sports delivery

Just a few of the amazing schools we have visited and taken wheelchair sports too over the last few months… we have visited OVER 50 schools and 4 Universities in Sussex… delivering disability sports to over 10,000 kids

To take a trailer load of sports chairs along to a school and deliver a half day session can cost in excess of £300 but we were lucky enough to get some funding last year so everything we have delivered to schools and universities have not cost them a penny.

If you interested in bringing wheelchair sports and the experience then please contact us today… depending on where your located we might have funding that we can use to bring this amazing sport to your classroom, or we may be able to give you some advice on some local pots of funding that could pay for a fun day of wheelchair basketball at your event, business, school or university.

Or why not do a non-uniform day at your school?

last 6 weeks we have delivered wheelchair sports to 3000 people …

next 2 weeks we are at 5 more schools and 4 community events…

The wheelchair sports Movie

This latest movie highlights the importance of wheelchair sports and this is the very first film about how just taking part in grass-roots disability sports saves lives, saves money, and creates an equal playing field.

5 minutes of inspiration

Already seen by NHS and GP medical trainees… this movie is highlighting why we need social prescribing in to disabled sports nationwide…

The wheelchair sports movie may only be a few minutes long but it follows the stories of 3 players inside the Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball team.

Brighton resident Ricky moved to the area a few years ago and saw a vast difference in the opportunities given to those living with a disability compared to London where he lived for a couple of years before.

In London and in other areas of the UK people with disabilities can access sports almost every day of the week so they improve their core fitness, improve the quality of life by retaining independence for longer.

Wheelchair sports return to Brighton Uni


Parklife is a project run by Sport Brighton. Sport Brighton is the University of Brighton’s Sport and Recreation Service which offers a range of services from facilities to sports activities….
Parklife is supported by Brighton Students’ Union. Ultimately they hope to get more people involved in sport and physical activity across the University.

Starting this Tuesday at Falmer, Park life Wheelchair basketball taster sessions will run from 6pm till 7pm then from 7pm till 8pm will be a club session for the Sussex Bears Wheelchair basketball team in a collaborative deal that benefits the university and the league wheelchair basketball team.

Ricky Perrin ex wheelchair team manager for Sussex Bears said…
“This deal is a WIN WIN for everyone… the students who take part in the taster session we be getting a taster session along side players or coaches in the Sussex Bears teams and it in return the Sussex Bears get extra training at this amazing facility here at Falmer at a fantastic rate that a newly formed community team can afford”

“After a very long time of talking and planning it is fantastic to get dates in the diary and start promoting the return of high level league wheelchair basketball back to the city that was once a huge player in this sport.”

Ricky is down at the Brighton university’s Cockcroft building today talking to students and promoting the start of these sessions that we hope will eventually see more people entering the sport at grass roots level.

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ITV here at the RSP launch

Disabled sports boost for Sussex

Sussex Bears Team to roll out new pathway

After only a year since the Sussex Bears Wheelchair basketball team launched they have already won a national league title, gained a promotion to a higher league, set up teams in 2 divisions including a dedicated development league… they are now working with other disability sports to unite in a bid to see a change in the way authorities, councils and the national health service see disabled sports.

Local Wheelchair and disability sports get no mainstream funding at government level here in the UK despite the facts to show those playing sports at a grass root level with a disability are far less likely to use core NHS and council services across the entire range of services, if you play disability sports you are less likely to have carers and far less likely to be socially isolated.

Here’s what ITV news said about the program…

A new program to help people who’ve been injured or newly diagnosed with a chronic illness to get into disabled sports has launched in Sussex – easing pressure on the NHS and local councils. Charlotte Wilkins explains.

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Last updated Sat 3 Nov 2018

Inclusive sports day & the NHS – ITV NEWS

Ricky Perrin and others play wheelchair basketball at showcase

After 6 months of meeting with the NHS we ran this disability sports day in Brighton… a collaborative day with Sussex Bears, Brighton Buccaneers and Albion in the Community the charity for Brighton and Hove football club.

Here’s what ITV had to say about the day…

A man from Sussex who says that playing sport has helped him to stay fit and active is encouraging other people with disabilities to take up sport.

Ricky Perrin helped to organise a unique showcase at the University of Brighton campus at Falmer. The event was a joint initiative for the Sussex Bears wheelchair basketball team, and the Brighton and Hove Albion FC charity ‘Albion in the Community’. The Brighton Buccaneers were also there to show wheelchair sports in action.

Mr Perrin says that more than a quarter of a million people in Sussex are living with a disability in the county, but only one in six of them takes part in a sport. He’s calling for more opportunities for people with disabilities to do sport, saying that the potential benefits are not just physical and social – giving people a better quality of life and more independence; but also financial – potentially saving the country thousands of pounds which would otherwise be spent on care and medical costs.

Andy Dickenson spoke to Ricky Perrin, a player for the Sussex Bears; Sam Kennedy who plays for the Brighton Buccaneers; and Bob Aldridge who coaches the Brighton Buccaneers.