Shooting hoops to celebrate forthcoming Paralympics

Photography: Eleven staff from Deloitte in Yorkshire take on the Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball Club at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.
Photography: Eleven staff from Deloitte in Yorkshire take on the Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball Club at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.
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STAFF from a firm working to support London’s 2012 Olympics and Paralympics campaign took to two wheels in a basketball game against Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball Club.

The six workers from Deloitte, the business advisory firm for the games in Yorkshire, visited the Steelers at the Northern General Hospital where they were given a lesson in how to use a sport wheelchair on court.

They were also allowed a practice session before shooting hoops in a wheelchair basketball match.

The professional team included Sheffield player Jack Waring, as well as other GB paralympians – some of whom played in the GB team at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester a few weeks ago.

Matt Henderson, disability sport director at Deloitte and one of the firm’s London 2012 champions, said: “Training with Sheffield Steelers was an incredible experience – it’s a fantastic club that focuses on bringing out people’s abilities.The club’s ethos of inspiring people to be the best they can is one we can all learn from.”