FOUR top disabled basketball players showed their skills on a visit to Huddersfield University.
The four, who play in the national wheelchair basketball league, gave second-year sports therapy students an insight into the difficulties faced by disabled athletes.
Players Andy Wharton, Tony Andrews, Paul Binks and Peter Finbow demonstrated their skills.
Students then tried out for themselves how hard it is to pass, dribble and shoot while in a wheelchair.
Sports therapy tutor Ian Blackburn said: "Everyone assumes that they can shoot at the basket and that's going to be no problem.
"However, if you sit somebody down, the mechanics involved and muscles you use to be accurate and effective are very, very different."
Ian is a full-time sports therapy lecturer at the university - and lead physio for the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team.
Ian said: "Everything we do on the course is biased towards able-bodied sports, because it's easy to demonstrate.
"Disability is something that we cover on the course, but, in this case, we deliberately scheduled the visit by the athletes to take place after the course- work, so that we got the students thinking about what's involved.
"Both players and students really enjoyed the day.
"Traditionally, our students have assumed that they are going to go into a football or rugby-based environment to work. But they are now beginning to realise that there are other options that they could consider, particularly with the London Olympics coming up in 2012.
"In fact, since the visit, they have been asking me how they can get more involved with disability sport - which is just great."