“About Us”

The Knights are a registered Charity set up in 1990 to provide opportunities for disabled people to get involved in team sport. The Knights promote a healthy lifestyle for disabled people and encourage social inclusion.

Today the club has over 50 players coming from various parts of Northern Ireland ranging from total beginners up to elite players.  The club has players aged 7yrs – mid forties and caters for both male/female (wheelchair basketball is a mixed sport right up until International level). The Knights have around 20 volunteers who give up their time to ensure that the Knights commitments and activities run smoothly.

You do not have to be a permanent wheelchair user to play wheelchair basketball.  The majority of the Knights players are those with lower limb disabilities e.g. Amputees, Paraplegic, Spina Bifida, however those with minimal disabilities also play e.g. permanent sports injuries and the club also has several non-disabled players training/competing at various levels within the club.
 

The Club's main training venues are Antrim Forum Sports Centre, Lough Rd, Antrim and The Hammer Youth Centre, Agnes Street, Belfast. There are weekly training sessions throughout the Basketball season, September – May:-

Tuesday’s – 7:00pm - 9.00pm - Development (Antrim Forum)

Thursday’s – 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Junior Development (Hammer Youth Centre)  

Thursday's - 8.30pm - 10.00pm - Senior Teams (Hammer Youth Centre)  

The Knights are committed to the development of the sport. New players are always welcome; just simply contact the club through the contact us page on the website. The club has a number of ‘Club sports chairs’ for new players to try out.

GB Junior League – These are under 15 and 19 leagues played in various venues in England. Our teams travel across 3-4 times per season to compete.

GB Senior League – This is the national league for wheelchair basketball and has over 40 teams from across the UK split into several divisions.  The Knights compete in the GB Super League, which is the highest level of club competition. This is played on a home & away basis, with the Knights traveling over to GB several times per season and then playing the corresponding home games in at various venues across Northern Ireland.

Irish League - The games are played across Ireland and at the IWA in Dublin. We will have at least 4 home fixtures.   

UK Regional Junior Championships – This is a UK wide, 1 off competition each season and features two competition levels – Under 15’s and Under 19’s.  As the Knights are the only club team in Northern Ireland, we enter NI teams into this competition.    

Further A field - The Senior team has also competed in many overseas tournaments including, Poland, Israel, Sweden, Austria, Canada, France, Denmark, Germany & Portugal.

Several Knights players also have international experience both with GB and Ireland.

Funding - The Club does not have a permanent sponsor and hence relies on club/individual fund raising events as well as Members individual subscription fees to sustain the club's activities.    

Sponsoring Opportunities - The club is currently seeking a sponsorship and would be pleased to speak to anyone interested in providing support at all levels, please use the enquiry area to make contact.