Mansfield shoppers treated to a wheelchair basketball game

Wheelchair basketball demonstration at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield.
Wheelchair basketball demonstration at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield.

Mansfield shoppers got the chance to learn how to play wheelchair basketball.

Four Season’s customers were given the opportunity to watch a variety of skilled players, with teams made up of both adults and children.

Wheelchair basketball demonstration at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield, part of the Health and Wellbeing Festival, pictured are Gary Collins, Lee Brookes and Dan Richards from Express Coaching Services

Wheelchair basketball demonstration at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield, part of the Health and Wellbeing Festival, pictured are Gary Collins, Lee Brookes and Dan Richards from Express Coaching Services

Giving spectators a ‘court-side’ view of this fast-paced and exciting game, hosted by Express Coaching Services – an enterprise dedicated to sport and physical activity.

Rebekah O’Neill, centre manager, said: “The event had everyone enthralled, attracting plenty of attention throughout the day.”

The event is part of the Mansfield Museum Health and Wellbeing Festival.

Ian Richards, owner of Express Coaching Services, said: “The event went very well with a steady stream of participants throughout the two days. We were thrilled with the response from shoppers and we held regular 10 minute sessions so that everyone could have a go. We would like to thank Four Seasons for allowing us to run the event at the centre, we were located very centrally which allowed us to really interact with the public and everyone had so much fun taking part.”

Wheelchair basketball demonstration at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield, pictured is Callum Smith, 11

Wheelchair basketball demonstration at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield, pictured is Callum Smith, 11

The event was held from Wednesday 11 to Thursday, April 12, just outside Topshop.