Saturday, 16 May 2009
Deion has been made captain of his wheelchair basketball team. So I thought I'd take some photos of him and his team mates in action to mark the momentus occasion.
Go Deion, Go Deion, Go Deion!!!!
He is very proud of himself. And quite rightly so.
Their Coach is a really nice guy called Steve, who plays in the England Wheelchair basketball team, he's so great with the kids, they all love him to bits.
Obviously there are a whole different set of rules and plays...
Here are a few pictures of them completing a set play, You can't tell, but Deion is yelling his head off at about a billion decibels in eerrmmmmm...'encouragement' here!!
Apparently, that is one of his most important duties as captain!
Deions really committed now, he goes every Saturday morning and has an absolutely brilliant time.
Clubs are so important for all kids, I am a huge fan of structured activities... it's such an important part of a child social development and social life, I hate Deion having to miss out. It's hard to find good clubs that are wheelchair friendly, let alone wheelchair based as it were.
Of course there are a few extra issues, there are more than the usual amount of hospital appointments and stays among the team, and for the more fragile kids, more illness, but the club goes ahead no matter whether there are two or twelve kids.
Its also a great excuse for the mums to sit down for an hour with a coffee!!!