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First Cornwall v Devon Wheelchair Basketball Play-off!

First Cornwall v Devon Wheelchair Basketball Play-off!

Last week the Cornwall and Devon sporting rivalry reached fever pitch as Cornwall Cougars' Wheelchair Basketball team played their first inter-county match against Plymouth Storm.

The Cougars' Wheelchair Basketball team was established last year by Steve Hillman, Disability Sports Officer at the Cornwall Sports Partnership. The team train every other week and the game against Plymouth Storm on Thursday April 12 was their first competitive match.

It was an exciting match and despite Cornwall Cougars holding their ground throughout, the final score emerged at 41-12 to Plymouth Storm. But, with this being Cornwall's first match and the Plymouth side playing regularly in the National League, the Cornish team certainly demonstrated their undeniable talent.

Aaron Blyth-Palk, Coach from Plymouth Storm, said: "It is great to come down to play against a local up and coming new club, which I have committed to work with to develop alongside Steve Hillman, the Cougars Coach. It's also great for the sport to see a new side in the region that have real potential!"

Mark Stevens, double amputee and Cornwall Cougars player, said: "What a great experience the game was. All the Cornwall guys really enjoyed it and we're looking forward to the return leg in Plymouth."

Wheelchair basketball training will continue on Thursday evenings, from 7pm to 9pm at Truro College, and is open to anyone to join, regardless of age, disability or ability. So, if you're keen to give it a go, contact Steve Hillman on 01872 323344 /