About Us


The Owls Disabled Sports club is the oldest established disabled sports club in the UK and have been providing opportunities for disabled people to play sport since 1974.

Based in Greater Manchester we attract athletes from all over the UK to play for us and we have been ranked one of the best Wheelchair Basketball clubs in Europe for over 20 years.

The Owls pride themselves on producing World class atheletes and have produced over 10 GB Paralympians’ in the last 40 years, including Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and 7 time Paralympian Simon Munn.

The club provide quality coaching and development programmes to ensure that players reach their full potential. Our coaches include GB Under 23 World Champions, coach Peter Finbow and retired GB Womens coach Garry Peel.

The Owls have 2 Wheelchair Basketball teams entered into the BWB National League. The first team compete in the NL Premier Division and second team compete in the NL 2nd Division.

Our Wheelchair Basketball team has 4 current GB athletes, as well as 5 retired GB athletes (4 of whom are Paralympian’s) signed to the club.  The club are the current BWB Champions with the first team holding an unbeaten record in the National League in the 16/17 season.

Current Owl and GB U23 Captain, Gregg Warburton, was named MVP (Most Valuable Player) at the 2017 World Champions held in Canada.

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