Three cheers for Grant Barker!

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018


This weekend, Grant Barker was victorious at the 2018 Richard Langhorn Trust Wheelchair Basketball Awards as he had won the Development Coach of the year. 

Grant had been nominated for this award because of he has had an absolutely outstanding year as a coach from progressing Kings to the British Wheelchair Basketball Division Three South-West title and finishing as divisional runners-up at championship finals. Furthermore, he had also coached the Kings junior team to 5th at the national finals as well as helped coach the regional South East England Under 15s team to their first British Wheelchair Basketball National Junior Championships title back in August 2017. 


These awards had been sponsored by The Richard Langhorn Trust who had in fact closed their doors and provided a grant to British Wheelchair Basketball to promote the work of clubs and individuals who transform the lives of young people in order to continue the legacy of providing outstanding contributions to wheelchair basketball at a club, community or national level. 


Since the club was founded in 2004, it has endeavored to provide a high-quality wheelchair basketball programme that is accessible to players of all ages and abilities. The club strives to support, inspire and become a social unit for everyone - believing that by actively encouraging both disabled and able-bodied players, the club can create a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Source: Berkshire Wheelchair Basketball