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Monarchs to host tournament celebratin­g Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


The Windsor Monarchs Wheelchair Basketball Club has announced it will host a two-day tournament as part of the celebratio­ns during Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee week.

Taking place from June 2-3, The Platinum Jubilee Wheelchair Basketball Tournament welcomes British Wheelchair Basketball registered teams and individual­s who wish to form teams with others.

So far six teams have signed-up, with interest coming from further up the country and from as far afield as Northern Ireland.

“The idea of the tournament is to celebrate the Queen's success in the only way we know how – through good old fashioned fun and competitio­n on our home court in Windsor," says the Monarchs’ team manager Ben Harris.

“We're inviting teams from all over the UK to join us for a true Festival of Basketball experience. We promise an exhibition style event that will showcase the best of grassroots wheelchair basketball.”

The maximum number per team is seven and the format is for 10-minute games only. Official Platinum Jubilee trophies and medals will be awarded to the winning team and all participan­ts.

The Platinum Jubilee Wheelchair Basketball Tournament is being hosted by ACS Egham Internatio­nal School and sponsored by Weeks & Bray, a local health and safety constructi­on company.

Teams can secure their entries by writing to: hello@windsormon­archs

A £50 (refundable) deposit will be required. Volunteers and spectators are also welcome on the day. Phone 07790 485 659 for more informatio­n.

The Windsor Monarchs is a new wheelchair basketball club that welcomes players of all levels and all abilities. It was formed following the closure of SportsAble, as the area's wheelchair basketball players needed another home from home to play their beloved sport. To join as a player, sponsor or volunteer write to: hello@windsormon­

 ?? ?? The Windsor Monarchs in action.
The Windsor Monarchs in action.

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