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NWBA Announces Eighth Installment of Webinar Series

By NWBA Team , 03/03/21, 10:30AM CST


Next segment scheduled for March 17th at 6:30pm Mountain Time

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is excited to announce the eighth installment of the NWBA Webinar Series presented by ABC Medical. This new installment, How to Measure Sports Chairs by RGK, will take place on Wednesday, March 17th at 6:30 p.m. Mountain time.

This session will be presented by RGK's Mobility Advisors, Alan Mansell and Lee Fawcett. This segment will be geared towards those who have never purchased a sports chair, are looking to purchase a new sports chair, or are interested in learning more about the process of purchasing a sports chair. Topics will include: the questions asked when buying a sports chair, what measurements are taken and why, the purchasing process, the customization process, and more. Mansell and Fawcett bring years of experiences and knowledge in this area. (See Bios Below)

The NWBA Webinar Series will be conducted virtually via GoToMeeting. All interested NWBA members are encouraged to participate in this webinar segment by using the information below:

NWBA Webinar Series: How to Measure Sports Chairs by RGK
Wed, Mar 17, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)

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United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

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Alan Mansell: Mansell is a RGK wheelchairs advisor and has been working with the company for 3 ½ years now. He loves his job working with people and helping improve lives and independence for customers and providing the best equipment for their daily needs and sporting requirements.

Mansell has been disabled since birth and has been involved in sports from a very young age, trying most sports and competing in competitions at regional to international level.

He has trained and played with the Great Britain squad from the age of 15 and was very lucky to have moved into coaching with the GB Junior and Mens teams. He also ran his own basketball team from the age of 18. Basketball has been a way of life and his passion for a long time now.

Lee Fawcett: Fawcett has worked for RGK for nearly 6 years as a daily and sports mobility advisor.

Fawcett was a two sport Paralympic athlete, competing in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing at the Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 Games. He first made his International debut in wheelchair basketball at the 1997 Junior world championships in Toronto, Canada. He is classified as a 1 point player.

Since retiring from International sport in 2012, he has successfully set up a wheelchair basketball club in the north east of England now called the Tees Valley Mohawks (Formerly Tees Valley Titans).

He is a T6 paraplegic and I got injured in 1992 due to an operation that was unsuccessful. Since then sport has opened many doors and been a great rehabilitation for himself and his biggest success is his family. He has been married for nearly 15 years and has 5 children that keep him and his wife very busy. 

What is the NWBA Webinar Series?

The NWBA Webinar Series is an informational series focused on helping NWBA members build knowledge, skills and abilities on focused topics because creating resources for NWBA members is critical to helping sustain and grow the sport.

Webinar topics were selected based on feedback from membership and will be presented by NWBA members who are skilled in those particular areas.