In Aotearoa New Zealand, wheelchair basketball is currently played widely at the community level, with opportunities to progress to the international level.
Any player who isn’t able to play basketball standing up due to physical disability is eligible to play wheelchair basketball. However, some players don’t actually use wheelchairs in their daily lives.
Much of wheelchair basketball is the same as able-bodied 5-on-5 and is played on a standard court with the same standard-height goals.
The majority of the rules are the same as they are for able-bodied basketball. However, there are some specific differences to cater for the chairs and player abilities.