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Monday, 17 April, 2023

Disability: Cost of equipment a barrier to playing sports — BBC News

Disabled people are being priced out of playing sports, a junior basketball player for Wales has warned.

Equipment such as specialist sports wheelchairs can make taking part very costly, Jac said.

The 13-year-old, who has spina bifida, has been playing basketball since he was eight and his condition prevented him from continuing to play football.

“Basketball means so much to me. Without basketball my life wouldn’t be the same,” he said.

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