Bombers make history with deserved recognition

Bury Bombers chairman and head coach Jill Anderson, BWB chairman Malcolm Tarkenter and BWB CEO Charlie Bethel
Bury Bombers chairman and head coach Jill Anderson, BWB chairman Malcolm Tarkenter and BWB CEO Charlie Bethel

Bury Bombers wheelchair basketball club has made history by becoming the first in Britain to be awarded the Bespoke Clubmark from national governing body British Wheelchair Basketball.

In recognition of the fantastic commitment to their playing programme, duty of care, sports equity and ethics and club management, the Bombers have earned the Silver Level award, a sign of their continuing commitment to ensuring a safe environment for all of their members.

“Being awarded a Bespoke Clubmark at silver level is a fantastic accolade for the Bury Bombers,” said chairman and head coach Jill Anderson.

“We have always recognised the tremendous amount of work and effort that our players and volunteers put into the club and the Bespoke Clubmark now gives this recognition to us all.

“I am very grateful to everyone, including BWB club development manager Jay Popat, for helping us achieve this and we will now continue to develop our expertise and look to achieve the gold standard as soon as possible.”

n The Bury Bombers Wheely Fun’draising Weekend will be held over the weekend of July 6-7, at Culford Sports and Tennis Centre.

There will be a barbecue, cakes, tombola, raffle, bouncy castle, Gladiator and Sumo games and of course wheelchair basketball.