The ‘Hot Wheels’ wheelchair basketball league is back in full force for the summer, having played (and won) their first game of the season last night. The Hot Wheels are coached by Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti Community Sport Advisor Ray Noble, and are now in their third year.
The program creates a fun and friendly environment in which children with physical disabilities can be part of a team. Social interaction and membership of a group working together to achieve goals are aspects of the exercise that have been hugely beneficial in each athlete’s personal development.
The program is made possible by the generous support of Lytton High School.