Easter Match leaves legacy for youth wheelchair basketball in Belgium – IWBF

The fifteenth version of the Easter Worldwide Wheelchair Basketball Match passed off between 7-9 April 2023 in Blankenberge, Belgium this 12 months, with six high international locations competing together with Nice Britain who emerged as champions.

The Easter Match is a widely known pleasant worldwide wheelchair basketball competitors that takes place yearly. It was first held in 1998 and has featured groups from all around the world. The competitors is organized by Rolstoelbasketbal VZW a non-profit affiliation based mostly in Belgium that goals to advertise wheelchair basketball and enhance entry to the game for individuals with disabilities. Through the years, they’ve labored onerous to guarantee that this occasion runs easily and gives a superb expertise for each gamers and followers alike.

Except for being a extremely aggressive match, it additionally serves as a possibility for younger athletes with disabilities in Belgium to see Paralympic athletes first hand and uncover the talents of the gamers on the worldwide stage. It promotes inclusivity and highlights how sports activities can break down obstacles no matter bodily limitations.

The competitors was fierce from begin to end, with Australia, Canada, Nice Brittan, Italy, The Netherlands, and Turkey all on the invoice in preparation for the foremost championships arising this summer time. Nice Britain had been topped because the champions of the match as soon as once more after defeating Australia within the ultimate. For Scores and Stats Click Here.

Alongside the match, the organisers, additionally ran a Sports activities Images Competitors and workshop.

Rolstoelbasketball VZW Consultant, Wouter Terryn, mentioned:

“The match went very well, this was the primary time of staging in three years because of the COVID pandemic so some areas had been a bit rusty however for the contributors and spectators the whole lot went very nicely and everybody appeared pleased.

“The picture contest and workshops for sports activities images that we had this 12 months for the primary time was additionally an enormous success and we now have over 3000 footage from many photographers to showcase the match.

“The principle purpose of the match although is to speculate any proceeds we make into the way forward for Belgian wheelchair basketball, we hope to proceed this as a long-lasting legacy and look ahead to doing the identical once more in 2024.”

View all the pictures of the match right here:

Set 1 – https://rolstoelbasketbalvzw.pixieset.com/eastertournament2023/
Set 2 – https://rolstoelbasketbalvzw33.pixieset.com/eastertournament2023/

Easter Match All Star 5: Jannik Blair (AUS, 1.0), Gregg Warburton (GBR, 2.0), Robin Poggenwisch (NED, 3.0), Dimitri Tanghe (ITA, 3.5), Patrick Anderson (CAN, 4.5)

For further information on Rolstoelbasketball VZW and the tournament click here.

Photograph Credit: LV – Rolstoelbasketball VZW