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

House League

The 2014/15 Wheelchair Basketball House League season is up and running.

There are 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

                                    won    tied   lost/defaulted         for        against

Fantastic four                            1                                     26               26                          1

Flaming Cheetas            1                                                16               12                          3

The Flash                                           1                           12               16                          0

Thunder Bears                         1                                      26              26                           1

 

Top scorers

Jonathan       16

Paige             12

Loretta           10

Gloria               8

Abby                4

Natasha           4

Rachel              4

Natasha           2

Volunteers needed and Athlete registration

Penguins is currently seeking strong and dependable University / College students in a related field of study to assist with the Thursday swim program and Wednesday Boccia program. Please contact Karen – niagarapenguins@brocku.ca and attach a scanned application form.

Athletes – registration is now open for all three programs. Please complete registration and pay fees with the Welcome Desk Recreational Services at Brock University  (phone or in person) and complete a Penguins application form, which can be scanned to the Penguins email address or dropped off at the Welcome Desk. Please note our new eligibility criteria.

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!

Penguins vs. Badgers - 38 to 17!!

On March 26th, as part of the Student Justice Centre awareness week, the Niagara Penguins played the Women’s Badger Basketball team. Pictures of the game are posted in the Flirkr photo link on the right hand side of the home page. Special thanks to Adam for organizing the game and Dan, Jill and Jordan who represented the PEKN council and presented the team with the cheque from the “Pie in the Face” fundraiser.

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

5th Annual Niagara Invitational Tournament - Report

On March 15 2014 , the 5th Annual Niagara Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament was hosted by the Brock Niagara Penguins. It was certainly a long day for the 5 teams from Southern Ontario.. but a huge thanks to all the volunteers, organizers and community supporters that made it happen. Congratulations to the Twin City Spinners who won by 2 points in the final to take this year’s trophy!  What a GREAT game .

The winner of the raffle ticket was Jon Baker ( ticket # 321).

The Penguins did VERY well.

They beat the Cruisers & the Toronados to finished third during regular play.

They lost in the semis to the Spinners in a close game ( coach told me after the game he was starting to get worried) . The Team can be proud of their performance!

Cogeco Clip:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RAjseZ_fcc&feature=youtube_gdata_player&app=desktop

Pie in the Face!

Thanks to all the students and faculty in the Department of Kinesiology who through their student council organized a Pie in the Face to your Prof event… if the students donated a certain amount in the “pass around the hat” during their class, they got to throw a pie in their professor’s face. Fun for all and the money raised going directly to the Brock Niagara Penguins program. Thanks to all of you! The attached video clip is Dr. David Gabriel getting pied! Click here: Pie in the Face