The Bolton Bulls wheelchair basketball club provides wheelchair basketball to people of all ages, disabilities and gender from all over the North West of England including Bolton, Bury, Blackburn, Wigan and Stockport.
We've reached the end of the season and The Bolton Bulls are about to take their summer break. Our last training session is this Thursday 31st May at Smithills Sports Centre Bolton. Come along and join us, it's an open session from 8.30pm until 10.30pm.
We'll then be having a break for June before returning in July with open sessions alternate Thursdays and back for the pre season training every week from August. Don't think that lets you off the hook listening to us ramble though. We have lots of other activities planned for June that I'll be wittering on about. Starting with the next quiz night to be held at G Casino in Bolton on Tuesday 12th June. Come along and join us. It's free to register and there will be prizes on the night. It's a cheap night out with a team of up to 6 people for just £5! You can't say fairer than that surely. Are you Bolton's biggest brain? Do you know more than the crew of Bolton FM? Can you beat the Bulls at basketball and sport knowledge? How are you at dingbats and 'say what you see' rounds. You'll get the chance to find out if you come along.
The Bolton Bulls are moving into the edumacational arena in June visiting local schools in Kearsley and Little Lever to speak to the children about disability sports and to raise awareness of their local wheelchair basketball team. Sports week is coming up and with the Paralympics nearly upon us we've been invited to Mount St Josephs school to put on a small demonstration of the game and to let them see just how fun it can be. Chairman Steve is even putting on a suit! He's going to meet the members of the Rotary Club at Horwich and Westhoughton on 2 dates in June. He's going to wax lyrical about us, life and the sport. I hope they have matchsticks for their eyes, when he gets going he really gets going! Moving into July we're in Bolton Market Place on Saturday 14th to give a demonstration of the match and interact with the public (yes, they do let us out in public!). Come and meet the team from 12pm until 3pm, have a go in a chair and see if you have the skills to be a wheelchair basketball player. So you see it's not all get on court, chuck a ball around and hope it lands in the basket. We have a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes as the fundraising continues in earnest to prepare for next season. I'll remind you all of things nearer the time no doubt but don't forget to come and join us at our open sessions on alternate Thursdays in July and meet the team. For a small donation of just £2.50 we'll even let you get in a chair and pitch your skills against them ;-). Until next time, I'm off to bed. I've just done a night shift. Can you tell?