Glasgow Life in partnership with Glasgow Eagles provide a basketball session every Saturday 12- 2pm at the Donald Dewar Centre.
Each week approximately 20 young people aged 12+ with a physical, learning or sensory disability come together to participate in this mixed ability recreational session. The session is delivered in a fun and friendly atmosphere which covers the basic fundamental skills of the sport and also provides opportunities for participant at a higher ability.
Barry is a participant with Asperger’s, he first attended the Saturday session at the Donald Dewar aged 13. Since joining the session approx. 20 years ago, he has progressed onto Glasgow Eagles squads and represented Special Olympics GB at National Games in Leicester, Sheffield and Shanghai to name but a few.
I would say sport and basketball in particular have had the most positive impact on my life out of anything that I have done, I genuinely don't know what I would do without it.
Barry is now a level 1 coach and delivers weekly session for the Glasgow Eagles and at the Saturday session at the Donald Dewar. This allows Barry to share the skills, knowledge and experience he has gained over the past 20 years with other young people with a disability.
I never thought when I first went to basketball at 13 that I would have been to so many great places and be in the position I am now as an athlete and a basketball coach. I have met so many good people from this experience and built up many great relationships all because of sport.