Head to Mount Annan Leisure Centre and try wheelchair sports

Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT is heading off on a road trip around regional NSW to recruit the next generation of wheelchair sports athletes.

And they will be making a pit stop in Macarthur on January 23.

The road trip, funded by GIO, will visit 10 locations throughout NSW over seven days this month.

The road trip crew is made up of wheelchair sportsman and Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT (WS NSW/ACT) board member Brendon Talbott, Paralympian wheelchair tennis player David Hall and Alison Buckland.

Hall was first introduced to Wheelchair Tennis by WS NSW/ACT Life Member Terry Mason, and the sport quickly changed his life.

He was in a car accident when he was 16 years old which resulted in both of his legs being amputated.

Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT board member Brendon Talbott, Paralympian wheelchair tennis player David Hall and Alison Buckland. Picture: Supplied

Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT board member Brendon Talbott, Paralympian wheelchair tennis player David Hall and Alison Buckland. Picture: Supplied

Hall, previously a junior tennis champion, quickly took to wheelchair tennis and rose through the ranks to become world number one and taking home six Paralympic medals for Australia.

"I know the positive affect that sport can have on a person's life, both physical and mental," he said.

"This road trip is a chance for us to get into the community and find the next generation of athletes, whether they're looking to join a team for fun or have dreams of international glory, everyone is welcome at Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT.

"We'd love for everyone to come down and see us as we visit their town - you won't be able to miss our big blue van."

The van's first stop is in Bathurst and Orange followed by Goulburn, Wagga Wagga and Albury, Tumut, Batemans Bay and Wollongong, Mount Annan and finally Muswellbrook.

The WS NSW/ACT road trip will stop at Mount Annan Leisure Centre on Saturday, January 23 from 10am to 11am to host a free Wheelchair Basketball Come'n'Try session.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome to come along, jump in one of the chairs and have a go.

For more information, visit: wsnsw.org.au.

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