SAILORS at HMS Collingwood turned wheelchair basketball players at a sports taster afternoon.
They played the game to honour Lieutenant Kirsty Wallace who narrowly missed out on a place at this year’s Paralympics.
She has been playing wheelchair basketball since 2009. Her husband, Major Scott Wallace of the Royal Marines, is a fully-qualified coach of the game.
Together they spent two afternoons teaching the fundamentals of the game as part of the base’s grass-roots sports taster days.
Chief Petty Officer Sam Johns said: ‘It’s brilliant. I don’t like normal basketball but this is good fun. There’s more moving about.’
Lt Wallace said: ‘To see other Armed Forces personnel having so much fun at a sport that they might not normally consider is fantastic.’