DORSET Demons clinched the British Wheelchair Basketball South West league title with victory over Plymouth Marjon University in the final round of matches.

Competing in Truro, Poole-based Demons lost out to Cornwall Saracens, but the win over Plymouth secured the league crown.

Demons were only formed in 2021, after a successful series of wheelchair basketball taster sessions.

Club coach Terry Dennis said: “I’m extremely proud of all of the players.

“Their commitment, willingness to learn and the way they help each other achieve their goals makes my job a lot easier and achievements like this possible.”

Dennis won the south region’s unsung hero award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony a few months ago for his work in forming the Demons.

He added: “This all started with us running a few taster sessions to encourage those who had been shielding during the pandemic back out into the community.

“To go from that to having a group of players who want to play competitively and are willing to travel as far away as Truro to achieve this in under three years is far more than I expected to achieve and then to win the whole thing, wow!

“I’m truly amazed.

“Their ambition doesn’t stop there. A few of the players have been talking about their desire to play in the sports National League.

“Personally I think we’re a little way off that but with what they’ve achieved so far who knows where we’ll be this time next year.”

Dorset Demons train on Thursday evenings at Ashdown Leisure Centre in Canford Heath and are always looking for new players and volunteers. For more information, email them on