Meet Bailey

Basketball for Bailey

“I would like to thank Variety so much for supporting my wheelchair basketball dream of representing Victoria in the Junior National team. With hard work and determination, along with the support of Variety, I aim to get there”.

Bailey has Cerebral Palsy after being born 8 weeks premature, with a right hand difference. Bailey transitioned from traditional basketball to wheelchair basketball with ease. As he got older, traditional basketball got much faster and pushier.

“Life’s too short to hold back”, said Bailey.

Bailey has already shown passion and dedication beyond his years, with a keen desire to improve and progress his wheelchair basketball career. Bailey has developed very quickly, taking to the wheelchair game rapidly, always seeking to improve through training and working with experienced players and coaches. Combined with his commitment to training, more than some players in the national league team, and his rapidly developing abilities, it is near certain that Bailey will be selected in the Victorian Kevin Coombs Cup (KCC) team – the only junior wheelchair basketball team to represent Victoria.

Bailey’s dedication, passion, willingness to improve his ability, is a great credit to his commitment to wheelchair basketball.

Variety provided Bailey with a Variety Heart Scholarship and special sports glasses.

“Bailey and I would like to say a huge thank you for purchasing his prescription goggles. He can now play wheelchair basketball without worrying his normal glasses will fly off.” said his mum.