UK Deaf Sport has been working with Preston Pride Basketball Club to develop a Sportivate programme to encourage more local Deaf people to take part.
The six-week course of one hour sessions, which starts on Sunday 23rd June, will be run by a Deaf coach, Andie Vowles, who received support from UKDS last year to develop his skills and gain his Level 2 coaching qualification.
Andie is a former Deaflympian, who has represented both New Zealand and Australia.
UKDS Director of Development Lee Dolby said:
“This is a great little project that shows what can be done if local people and clubs pull together.“We have been able to work with everyone involved to secure the funding from Lancashire Sport, who have been very support of the project”“This is part of the wider development that we are discussing with England Basketball about how we increase the opportunities across the country.“Hopefully by running these sessions we can show that Deaf people are keen to take part in basketball.”