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It Was a successful night for the Bears Wheelchair basketball Club on Friday 18h January 2018 at the Stratford-on-Avon District Sports Awards at the Stratford ArtsHouse.  The Bears had been nominated for three awards and won 2 with a second place for the third nominee.  The awards winners were:   Senior Para -Sports Person  Lee Powell Volunteer of the Year  Trevor Sale Second place Junior Para-Sports Person  Ellan Frazer

To all those who are familiar with the Bears and what we do, it is well-known that we all share a collective passion for the community outreach and development work that is such a huge part of our culture. The Bears take part in a number of great community activities, working with other charities, local and larger private businesses and with schools to deliver fun and interactive educational experiences. As part of this outreach programme, The Bears also host corporate days. These individually curated events focus on the principles of education through teamwork. Whether a client wants to focus on

    The Bears Wheelchair Basketball Club are elated to announce their sponsorship deal with The Dreams Company. Dreams, known nationwide as a leading manufacturer of beds and mattresses in the UK, have committed to donate funds in support of the Bears for two years. This generous donation will help the team compete in the national league as well as reinforce their ongoing endeavours to promote disabled sport in the local community, and encourage more local people to take up a new sport.  The Bears have entered four teams this season in the British Wheelchair Basketball League, as well a 

BEARS Wheelchair Basketball Club in Stratford has been awarded almost £9,000 to run a series of wheelchair basketball taster sessions for disabled young people. The National Lottery grant will fund sessions offering a chance for participants to meet other young people and enjoy a new activity. Head Coach Tom Masterson said: “This is very welcome news and will make a real difference to local children and young people with disabilities. “Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to raise awareness of this fun and fantastic sport, with the aim of developing their skills, helping them to meet others

Although the season has finished for the Bears, training and practice hasn’t stopped for the Bear Cubs team. All the hard work has paid off for five members of the Bears Cubs, as they have been selected to play for the West Midlands in the under 15’s team and under 19’s team.  The junior players will be up against the best juniors from all over the nation in the Lord Taverner’s Regional Junior Championships, played at Worcester Arena on the 3rd and 4th August.   “So thrilled and proud of all our junior players who have been selected this year”

Fundraising basketball game for Muscular Dystrophy UK and Bears Wheelchair basketball Club Meriel Park first captured the hearts of the Bears back in October 2016, when she came to watch the Bears first team in live action. In 2010 Meriel (aged 21 months) was diagnosed with Nemaline Myopathy, a very rare, degenerative muscle condition with no treatment or cure, which changed the lives of her family overnight. Nemaline Myopathy is one of the congenital myopathies, ultimately meaning those affected are reliant on others for care in all areas of their lives. Less than 50 people in the UK have been

It Was a successful night for the Bears Wheelchair basketball Club on Friday 19th January 2018 at the Stratford-on-Avon District Sports Awards at the Stratford ArtsHouse.  The Bears had been nominated for three awards in which all nominees won.  The awards winners were: Senior Para-sports Person: Dan Gill (wheelchair basketball) Junior Para-sports Person: Ellan Fraser (wheelchair basketball) Senior Para-sports Team: Bears Wheelchair Basketball Club’s women’s team

  WARWICKSHIRE Bears player Dan Gill represented Team Great Britain, who went on to win the Bronze medal at the recent Invictus Games in Toronto Canada.  After being injured in Afghanistan, Dan started his basketball career with the Bears in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength. He has helped the Bears gain promotion whilst moving up through the various teams, culminating in being named for the Bears first team and gaining selection for this year’s Invictus Games squad. The Invictus Team won all of their games in their group matches, beating New Zealand, Australia and Denmark which put

  The Season may be over for the Bears, but that does not mean that there isn’t plenty going on over the Summer! In fact, there are plenty of new beginnings for the Bears in the coming months, and we are very excited to share these new beginnings with you! Firstly, the Bears are thrilled to announce their recent partnership with Sainsbury’s Marshall Lake! Following a tough competition against many other fantastic causes, the Bears are proud to be named the Sainsbury’s Fundraising Partner for 2017-2018. The team are thrilled, with Coach Masterson saying “ I’m delighted that the Bears

With the season drawing to a close the Bears have had more good news to add to the successful season they have had; the selection of two of their number to represent Great Britain in two competitions. Siobhan Fitzpatrick was selected to play for Great Britain’s ladies team at this year’s European Championships, held in Tenerife.  This year has marked Siobhan’s first season with the Bears, where she helped them to finish in third place as the Bears highest ever league place, and narrowly missing out on a play-off place. Following such a successful season, Siobhan was selected for Great