Cumbria Wheelchair


Welcome to Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club

CWSC was started as a charity in April 2010 and thanks to a lot of hard work, dedication and determination we have grown from our first base at the Richard Rose Academy in Carlisle, with just a handful of wheelchair users, to more than 200 members.


Over the past six years we have spread right across Cumbria and now have satellite hubs centred in Whitehaven, Penrith, Kendal and at the James Rennie School in Carlisle.


Our main driving force is social inclusion across all abilities. Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club is delighted to now offer Wheelchair Basketball, Power Chair Football, Boccia and Wheelchair Tennis, with no doubt more fun and games in the future as we expand.


Men and women, boys and girls of all ages are welcome and our training sessions are open to individuals of all abilities, able-bodied included (Come and have a go if you think you're fast enough!)


Wheelchair Basketball is a fantastic sport for all abilities and ages. It is a fantastic way to improve hand-to-eye co-ordination, upper body strength and core. It helps improve social skills and confidence and gives you the opportunity to meet new people. Why not give it a try and meet some great new friends today!


People with Cerebral Palsy, amputees, autism and paraplegics all benefit from playing this adrenaline-pumping sport, while families also benefit as everyone gets to join in together.

CWSC Child Welfare

CWCS upholds British Wheelchair Basketball's governance on Child Protection. Please click HERE for BWB safety nets safeguarding policy.


CWSC's Welfare Officer is Pete Barnes. Email: Mobile: 07949782261

Training times, match times, news, fundraising, and live updates...

Our Facebook page is where it all happens. Find out about changes to training times, match reports, fundraising, volunteering opportunities, awards and much more...


Powerchair Football is a blast! Get involved with our friendly group.

After months of fundraising efforts from the entire Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club team, we are proud to announce our latest addition to our growing club - Powerchair Football


Wheelchair basketball - news and updates on Panthers 1 & 2

Cumbria Wheelchair Sports has two main squads, called Panthers first and Panthers second team. Read about the teams and how to get involved here - everyone is welcome! [CLICK IMAGE for training times / locations]


"It's like French Boules, but even more fun!" - come and try Boccia.

Come along to the Sands Centre on Wednesday mornings (10.15-noon), and try a new twist on the game of Boules - and all from the comfort of your wheelchair!


CWSC Board of Trustees:


Ray McBride – Chairman

Bryan Miller – Business Manager

Pete Barnes – Safeguarding officer

Louise Mills – Treasurer

Melanie Pattinson – Secretary to the board of trustees


Additional CWSC staff members:

Nat Pattinson – Coach, junior development coach and community liaison for all sports

Julian Mattinson – Head coach for basketball

Colin Pattinson – Team manager for CWSC Panthers wheelchair basketball teams

Joe Alecock – Powerchair football head coach



A BIG thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors!