South West wheelchair sports come-and-try day gets ball rolling

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
Para-athlete Cory Crombie and Cohen Harrison, 10, at the Wheelchair Sports South West come and try day.
Camera IconPara-athlete Cory Crombie and Cohen Harrison, 10, at the Wheelchair Sports South West come and try day. Credit: Ailish Delaney / Bunbury Herald/Ailish Delaney

Wheelchair Sports South West hosted a come-and-try day at the weekend to encourage people with disabilities and their family and friends to test out sports, something it hopes will become regular.

Neil Crombie, father of para-athlete Cory, said the day was about providing an inclusive and accessible community to have fun.

Mr Crombie hopes to organise regular sessions in the future to promote building an initiative to engage people with physical disabilities with sports in the region.

“Wheelchair basketball is just the starting point,” he said.

We want to encompass as many sports as we can eventually to make Bunbury a hub for wheelchair sports.

Neil Crombie

Bunbury Basketball Association secretary Marina Quain said it was a privilege to work with WSSW.

“I look forward to having a set of sport wheelchairs in the South West and endorse the ambitions of Wheelchair Sports South West,” she said.

Wheelchair basketball at the come and try day.
Camera IconWheelchair basketball at the come and try day.

The day saw people of all ages and abilities come down, including Lisa Harrison’s son Cohen.

Ms Harrison said it was great to see Cohen take part in the game.

“It’s good for him in a social sense, to build his confidence and find people with the same level of understanding as Cohen,” she said.

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