26 Jan - Leicester Cobras take on Howes Percival at Wheelchair Basketball

An exciting Wheelchair Basketball Match is taking place on 26 January 2017 at the Leicester Sports Arena where the Leicester Cobras Wheelchair Basketball Club’s First team will take on a team of lawyers from local law firm Howes Percival in a grudge match not to be missed – previously Howes Percival beat the Cobras at netball (albeit Howes Percival were not in wheelchairs on that occasion) and were invited to challenge them at wheelchair basketball, so the game is on!

This is a fun sporting evening event to raise money for the Cobras – a registered charity – to help them to buy/contribute to a new sports wheelchair for one of the Cobra’s players and it will be well supported by the Leicester Business Community. 

The match will take place at:

Leicester Sports Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD

and you are invited to support this event by attending and/or by supporting it through charitable donation (see link and details below) for which we will be very grateful.

All monies raised will be donated to the Leicester Cobras Wheelchair Basketball Club charity.

To attend:

Please email angela.roberts@howespercival.com to reserve 1 or 2 seats in the audience of 90 places with some standing room available. Tickets will not be issued, but we are monitoring responses and you will receive an email confirmation when your places have been confirmed nearer to the date. As part of your support, on the night you will also be encouraged to make a donation for your allocated seat(s) if you do reserve one.

Support the Charity

You can make your personal/business donation here

Whether or not you can make the event, we would be very grateful if you could make a donation personally, or ask your business to make a donation, to this fantastic charity via the above link. The Cobras are such a worthy cause and do so much to help promote the opportunity and support that encourages people with disabilities to play and enjoy the sport of wheelchair basketball.


The Cobras are currently in the process of registering for Gift Aid.  This process is likely to be finalised after the event itself.  This means that you will not be able to automatically Gift Aid your donation via the above link.  If you do want to Gift Aid your donation then still use the above link and make your donation online but also send a quick email to angela.roberts@howespercival.com asking for a Gift Aid form for this event.  Angela will then email the Gift Aid form to you to complete and return to us.  We realise this seems like a pain, for which Howes Percival and the Cobras can only apologise, but it is worth 25p in every £1 to the Cobras and EVERY PENNY COUNTS so please do go through such process if you do want to Gift Aid your donation.  

Raffle prizes to be won

There will be a selection of prizes to win on the night when you purchase raffle tickets.


In an attempt to win, the Howes Percival team is being coached by the Leicester Riders and in particular by Tyler Bernardini, captain of the Riders. He will also be the Howes Percival team’s coach on the night. The Leicester Riders are currently second in the BBL British Basketball League (with 2 games in hand) and the oldest professional club in British Basketball. 


“It’s not easy manoeuvring a sports wheelchair, you know,” admits Chris Rees, Corporate Partner at Howes Percival, “The Cobras make it look so easy but it requires a lot of skill to manoeuvre, turn and play at speed. Wheelchair basketball is great fun and a fantastic way to keep fit!  Leicester is the proud home to two incredible basketball teams in the Cobras and the Riders and the Leicester Sports Arena is a fantastic venue and home to them both.”

“We are so grateful to the Cobras and the Riders for helping us to hone our skills for this event which is for such a good cause and it is a privilege to be part of this event in such illustrious company!”

The Howes Percival squad is made up of Howes Percival lawyers: 

Partner Chris Rees, Gabriella Harrison, Owen Broughton, Andrew Swarbrick, Max Galt, James Dent and Jasmine Mason. 

The Leicester Cobras (Registered Charity No. 1020100) delivers the sport of wheelchair basketball and social activities for people with and without disabilities.