Your chance to meet stars

SPORTS fanatics will be able to meet Paralympic stars from Great Britain’s wheelchair basketball team this weekend.

Members of past and present squads will be at Sudbury Sports Centre in Tudor Road on Saturday as two Suffolk-based teams compete and players showcase their skills.

Three-times Paralympian Caroline Maclean, who has 15 years’ experience training and playing for the national team, will be meeting supporters and signing autographs during the event, organised to raise money for the Eastern Blue Stars and Aspire Stars teams.

Fellow athletes Sally Wager, who has played in the Athens and Beijing Paralympics, past Paralympian turned coach Wendy Smith and rising GB star Amy Conroy will also be on hand to share their expertise and offer coaching tips in a special one-off wheelchair basketball workshop.

Emily Scrivener, a fundraiser and GB hopeful for this year’s Paralympics, said: “We have so many talented players in this area, and we want to show the rest of the community who we are and what we can do.

“Obviously it is a huge year for the GB Team, and we are counting down the days to the opening ceremony.”

A penalty shoot out competition to win a signed basketball vest will take place during the event, which runs from 10am till midday.

Rapper Freya Levy will provide music, and there will also be face painting, a raffle and a cake stall.

Anyone keen to get involved in wheelchair basketball is encouraged to attend as the teams are always looking for new players.