Welcome to the Home of the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair BasketBall club
Who are we?
The Thames Valley Kings are a wheelchair basketball club based in Berkshire .As Berkshire's only competitive wheelchair basketball club, we host regular
Training session which are held at
Kennet Leisure Centre,
What makes us a great club?
Our club aims to provide an opportunity, primarily but not exclusively for those with Physical disabilities within the Thames Valley area to participate in a sports club.
offers one of the few opportunities for people with physical disabilities to participate in sport, thus enabling them to
improve their social skills and
confidence as well as taking part and introducing them to people who also have a disability thus increasing further their social interactions and giving them targets to aim for - such as
better hand eye co-ordination, increased fitness and stamina as well as skills relevant to wheelchair basketball.
Additionally it will
encourage their parents / family to become involved in the voluntary sector by helping out in the club, be it in administration or helping out at training sessions.
The clubs is
open and welcoming to all and provides a family supportive feel to all members. Some of the members have been with the club throughout its ten year history.
Why the community needs us?
offers the community an entertaining team sport which is also
inclusive so anyone with or without a disability, whether a family member or friends can play alongside one another. The club also
provides opportunities to take part in training which is varied and fun and the chance to progress to regional and international levels.
Don't worry, we also even offer the use of specialist Sports wheelchairs for our sessions!
What makes us stand out?
The club is the
only competitive wheelchair basketball club in Berkshire. It is
run exclusively by volunteers who dedicate their own free time. During our history,
over 100 players and volunteers have been a part of this club and have added to its success.
The club has
continued to change to meet the needs of those with disabilities who wish to participate in wheelchair basketball, with the recent adult development league team. The club even had one member travel from Dorset every week for training for the last 3 years to be a part of our junior league team as we were his closest team.
Thames Valley Kings are also founder members and are extensively involved with the Thatcham Sports Network - Conceived as a part of Thatcham Vision's Parish plan, Thatcham Sports Network (TSN) is run for clubs offering sport to our community. A small team of volunteers work to find out what Sports Clubs want and where there is a common need, to facilitate and resolve outstanding issues.
What do we offer?
offers both adult and junior level competitive wheelchair basketball
Our Adult's Division 3 Team are currently in it's first season in Division 3 South West, after spending two seasons in Division 4 (the Development League of British Wheelchair Basketball).
The Club also takes part in the British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) organised Junior league. There are different layouts for junior players to participate depending on age, the under 15s using 8ft Baskets and under 19s, using standard 10ft baskets
How can you help us?
There are multiple ways you can help our club!
If you are interested in joining the Thames Valley Kings, Great! Please visit our Join us page for more information
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our club, as the club is
run exclusively by volunteers who dedicate their own free time
If you would like to take on a
new challenge, get the
opportunity to meet new people and become
part of your community, we can offer you in return, a sense of
Well-being, help you with your
personal development and above all have fun!
If you believe you have certain skills or talents that you would like to put to use, for example - financial or administrative skills, photographic abilities or IT skills or perhaps you are a good listener or enjoy caring for people. Please contact us via our JoinIn page
The Thames Valley Kings needs your help to continue our work to provide an opportunity for those with Physical disabilities within the Thames Valley area to participate in a great team sport.
Fund-raising is essential to help us with operational expenses as well as to help finance special events and activities. We also
requiring funding for buying specialist sports wheelchairs which cost over £2000 each. For more details, on how you can help visit our Fundrasing page