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

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

The Easter Event is a well known pleasant worldwide wheelchair basketball competitors that takes place yearly. It was first held in 1998 and has featured groups from everywhere in 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 exhausting to make it possible for this occasion runs easily and gives a superb expertise for each gamers and followers alike.

Other than being a extremely aggressive match, it additionally serves as a chance for younger athletes with disabilities in Belgium to see Paralympic athletes first hand and uncover the abilities of the gamers on the worldwide stage. It promotes inclusivity and highlights how sports activities can break down limitations 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 most important championships arising this summer season. Nice Britain have 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 Pictures Competitors and workshop.

Rolstoelbasketball VZW Consultant, Wouter Terryn, mentioned:

“The match went rather well, this was the primary time of staging in three years because of the COVID pandemic so some areas have been just a little rusty however for the individuals and spectators all the things went very nicely and everybody appeared glad.

“The photograph contest and workshops for sports activities images that we had this 12 months for the primary time was additionally a giant success and we’ve got over 3000 photos from many photographers to showcase the match.

“The principle intention 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 an enduring legacy and sit up for doing the identical once more in 2024.”

View all the photographs of the match right here:

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

Easter Event 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.

Picture Credit: LV – Rolstoelbasketball VZW