Senior Coaches:

Name: Andy White.
Coaching Grade: 2.
Years as a Coach: 5.
Other teams coached for: Aces Under 19’s and Assistant Coach for South East U19’s.
Best moment whilst coaching: Seeing a member of the team score their first basket in the league and seeing what it meant to them, the team, the spectators and me.
Future ambition in the sport: To carry on playing for Aces, moving the club forward in the process.
Other hobbies/interests: Photography, Football, Reading, History.

Name: Ella Beaumont
Age: 23 years old.
Coaching Grade: A fully qualified level 2 wheelchair basketball coach.
Years as a coach: 6 years
Other teams coached for: South west Scorpions Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, Wolverhampton Junior Wheelchair Basketball team and assisted with coaching the University of Worcester wheelchair basketball team.
Best moment whilst coaching: Helping to coach South west Scorpions to win their first ever match! (it was very exciting).
Future ambitions in the sport as a coach: to have my own basketball team one day and help them progress through the UK national league.
Other hobbies/ interests: As well as wheelchair basketball I have also recently started playing wheelchair rugby and am hoping to start coaching wheelchair rugby too! I love both sports for different reasons.

Juniors Coach:

Name: Jez Winsborrow.
Age: 21 plus
Coaching Grade: 2
Years as a Coach: 8 years.
Other teams coached for: Aces Seniors and Juniors.
Best moment whilst coaching:  Seeing young players develop as players and people future ambition in wheelchair basketball.
Future ambition in the sport: Continue at Aces and put get more kids playing basketball.
Other hobbies/interests: Woodworking, fishing when possible, most sports.

Development and Junior Assistant Coaches:

Name: Zviko Chigumba
Age: 34
Coaching Grade: 2
Years as a Coach: 1
Other teams coached for: None
Best moment whilst coaching: Sitting as number 2 when the juniors have won games
Future ambition in the sport: To develop more understanding of the game and hopefully help shape junior players into future successful players.
Other hobbies/interests: Motorbikes, cycling and anything that gets my adrenaline going.

Name: Kathy Beaumont
Age: 56 yrs
Coaching Grade: Level one
Years as a Coach: 9 years assistant coach.
Other teams coached for: Coached minis and under 15’s and helped with united Team days.
Best moment whilst coaching: I love watching the confidence and self-esteem of our youngsters grow as they make new friends and believe in what they can achieve.
Future ambition in the sport: To continue to support and encourage youth development in Wheelchair basketball.
Other hobbies/interests: I play netball, I sing in a choir and I love to read. I belong to a book group and I’ve just started playing the ukulele!


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