On Wednesday, The Countess of Wessex will visit Worcester to attend the British Wheelchair Basketball’s National Inclusive Zone Basketball School Finals. The finals are being held at the University of Worcester Arena.
It was at the 2012 Paralympic Games that The Countess became interested in the sport. She was keen to advance the development of the game therefore becoming Royal Patron of British Wheelchair Basketball in 2013.
At Wednesday’s finals, The Countess will join pupils from throughout England as the regional and reigning national champions take to the court to see who will reign supreme and be crowned champion.
“We are delighted to welcome The Countess of Wessex to the 2014 National IZB Schools Finals. The event continues to be a major breakthrough for disability sport in schools, enabling pupils of all physical abilities to participate alongside one another, and having The Countess attend really recognises this,” Malcolm Tarkenter, British Wheelchair Basketball chairman stated.
“We look forward to welcoming HRH The Countess of Wessex to Worcester to see the inspiring work led by British Wheelchair Basketball of which we are proud to be a part,” University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green added.
Later in the day The Countess will visit Aspire Living in Herefordshire. Aspire is a local charity in Herefordshire that provide services for people with a learning disabilities.