Ella helps Worcester to basketball triumph

Ella Beaumont in action for the University of Worcester. Picture (c) Paul Beard
Ella Beaumont in action for the University of Worcester. Picture (c) Paul Beard

Berkhamsted athlete Ella Beaumont delivered an impressive performance to help the University of Worcester win the inaugural University Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

Ella, 18 – a Great Britain international who is currently in the first year of her Sports Coaching Science with Disability Studies degree – began playing the sport around five years ago for Milton Keynes Aces.

At the recent Championships, five universities from across the country came together to compete in what is a sport growing in popularity.

It is hoped that the sport will continue to flourish among higher education institutions.

Ella said: “The University Championships were a huge step forward for wheelchair basketball.

“It gives us the chance to further raise the awareness of disability sport, and gives disabled and able-bodied people the opportunity to try something new.

“It’s important that wheelchair basketball continues to grow at university level, as it helps disabled athletes in both a sporting and a social sense, and it helps to create awareness of disabilities.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the University Championships.”