Welcome to the Brock Niagara Penguins Website

Penguins are ready to start their 9th year in September 2014. A competitive and house league wheelchair basketball program, swim team and swim program and a Paralympic boccia team are being offered in the fall program. Please check the calendar (rightside) for program dates and events.

2014 Applications for new and returning athletes and volunteers are now available in the Register and How You Can Help upper tab. We encourage new athletes to contact us and come out to try at any time !

Please read the Volunteer Description and Athlete Code of Conduct and New Eligibility Criteria in the above tabs.  Fall Newsletters for Athletes and Volunteers are available for download.

  • Learn more about us
  • See our photos
  • Register for a program
  • Find out about upcoming events
  • Learn how you can help by volunteering or donating
  • Contact us

Wheelchair Tennis!

Click the link below and HAVE A GO!

‘Have a Go ‘ Session Welland March 2015

Evaluation Form

Please click the link below and fill out the form that is most applicable to you (Volunteer, Caregiver, or Athlete).

Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.

Feedback Form

January - March Dates now posted

Dates for the wheelchair basketball, boccia and swimming practices are now posted in the calendar section for Session 2 January – March 2015.

  • Please note that Boccia athletes will need to register for the 2nd session (14 wks – 60$)
  • Please note that based on the March Break – swim session will only be 8 weeks, swimmers will need to register (60$)
  • Any new athletes to wheelchair basketball starting in January fees will be prorated.

Home Opener - Toronto vs. Montreal - Picture from the raffle ticket winner and his brother!

Winner of Raffle Ticket

House League

The 2014/15 Wheelchair Basketball House League season is over.

There were 4 Teams.

Fantastic Four captained by Jonathan

Flaming Cheetas captained by Rachel

The Flash captained by Natasha

Thunder Bears captained by Loretta

 

 

Team                                 Games                                  Score                                    Points

                                      W      T        L                       For           Against

Fantastic four                  4       1        4                      154            166                       17.5

Flaming Cheetas              5                 4                       176            156                        19

The Flash                        4                5                        138            150                        17

Thunder Bears                4         1       4                       156            150                         17.5

 

CONGRATULATION to the Flaming Cheetas on being the winner. It sure was close though.

     Rachel, Gloria & Abby: Well Done

 

Top scorers

Gloria             96

Jonathan        70

Abby 52

Loretta          52

Paige             38

Jessie             38

Wilson 28

Lindsay           20

Anastasia         12

Rachel              8

Natasha            8

Endrit 2

Trisha 2

Jim 2

Coaches announced for 2014-15 season

Penguins are excited to announce the 3 head coaches for this season

Wheelchair Basketball: James Davis

Swim Team: Erica Dugas

Boccia: Loretta Davis

All forms for 2014-15 season are ready for download

Applications, Sessions, Code of Conduct, Eligibility Criteria and Newsletters for athletes and volunteers are now available for downloading. Everyone (new and returning) must fill out an application form and ensure they register with Recreational Services at Brock University before the start of the program. If you are new to the program please contact us to arrange a free trial, if interested.

New Eligibility Criteria: Because of programs that are available in community, resources and knowledge of our volunteers and the future vision of the program, the eligibility criteria for all 3 programs has been adjusted. All athletes must be over 6 years of age, have a physical disability diagnosis and  have the ability to participate in a group with a support ratio of 4:1. If you have any questions or concerns about this criteria please contact us to discuss. We can inform you of other program in the community that may met your needs.

New Pictures posted on Flickr

Check out the Flickr link on the right hand side to view the new pictures of the Wheelchair Basketball awards and pictures of the some of the athletes trying out rowing!

Tetra Society - Switch control Boccia Ramp

Thanks to Jim Rennie and others at the Tetra Society, the program now has a new boccia ramp that has an electronic switch to release the ball. They have posted a short clip for all to view : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRwFrxc-Yi8

Penguins is profiled in National Initiative - Changemakers

Congratulations to the club for being recognized as a leader:

 

http://www.changemakers.com/playexchange/blog/brock-niagara-penguins-where-disabled-youth-play-and-co

 

In French:

 

http://www.changemakers.com/fr/playexchange/blog/bienvenue-chez-les-brock-niagara-penguins-un-club-o%C3%B9-le