The qualification tournament will take place in Largs at the Sport Scotland Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre.

This is the first time Wheelchair Basketball 3x3 has been included within the Commonwealth Games Programme so it will be fantastic to see the Welsh Women and Men’s team competing to earn their place at the games, which are set to be held in Birmingham this summer.

Mike Hayes Women’s Head Coach said:

“It’s going to be a very proud moment for the girls and the fact we are able to compete on such a big stage as Wales. Also to be a part of the Wheelchair Basketball making it’s debut at a CG qualifier is a massive development in the game”

Caroline Mathews who is head coach for the Men’s squad said:

“I’m very excited to be going to the Commonwealth Games qualification tournament with the Welsh men’s 3x3 squad. Competition for a place on the team has been fierce and I would like to say a big thank you to every member of the squad – all of their effort and hard work has brought us to this place – and to a Welsh team we can all be very proud of. It’s been an absolute privilege to coach the squad through our preparations for the Commonwealth Games and I can’t wait to see the men in action in Scotland this week! This summer will be the first time wheelchair basketball has been included in the Commonwealth Games – and that, together with the evolution of the 3x3 format, makes this an incredibly exciting time to be involved with this amazing sport. I’m very excited to see how the sport develops over the next few years”.

You will be able to watch the games via BBC iPlayer online.

For more information please contact Disability Sport Wales.

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