The Kelly Griffin Women's Wheelchair Basketball Challenge
After it's creation in 2017, the Kelly Griffin Challenge is back for 2018! This one-day event brings together those who have been playing the sport for years as well as those who have never played before!
The day will be a combination of training, a 3x3 tournament (teams decided for you) and a 5x5 finale with a good amount of snack breaks in between! It will be concluded with a prize giving and an evening meal at the venue to allow plenty of time for chatting.
This initiative was designed to begin to offer women the same opportunities that their male counterparts receive. Following the Kelly Griffin Challenge we'll be continuing our training sessions and entering a women's team into multiple NZ competitions.
The event is named after Kelly Griffin, a beloved player who sadly passed away in the lead up to the 2017 event. Her family have donated a Kelly Griffin Spirit of the Game Award, which each year is awarded to someone who shares similar characteristics to Kelly in the form of determination, skill, humour, sportsmanship and support.
There is a $25.00 entrance fee for players. If this is an issue for you then please get in touch and we'll see what we can do.
The event is for any female over 12 years old. We would love to see as many experienced players as possible as well as those new to the game, or those returning.
Many people don't realise that you don't have to be a wheelchair user in daily life to be eligible for wheelchair basketball, as long as you have some impairment in your legs or feet, and are able to self-propel a wheelchair, you can play!
Able-bodied but want to give it a go? No problem! The more the merrier :)
If you've got any questions regarding whether you can play then please get in touch :)
WHEN & WHERE
The Kelly Griffin Women's Wheelchair Basketball Challenge 2018 will be held on Saturday 7th April at Allan Brewster Leisure Centre, Papatoetoe.
The event will run from 9am - 6/7pm.
To sign up as a player for the event, please fill out the form below. Spectator evening meal registration is further down.
Or if you have any questions, please email: email@example.com or phone: 09 270 2503
Whilst the event is free to attend for spectators, we will be having an evening meal at the end of the event which we'd love for you to be involved in. The cost is $15 per person. We ask everyone to order and pay before the event so we can source sufficient food.