Adapted Sports Day for disabled youngsters in King’s Lynn

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Hundreds of disabled children are expected to take part in a day of sporting activities at Lynnsport on Friday, February 24.

The Adapted Sports Day gives children (8-16 years old) with disabilities the chance to take part in a range of sporting activities with a clear exit route to continue participation.

Year on year the day becomes bigger with children taking part from schools across the Borough.

The event, supported by Dow Chemicals and The West Norfolk Sports Partnership, is designed to complement the range of sporting activities which are already on offer to disabled youngsters across the Alive Leisure sites; the Kandoo Club, the Mini Kandoo Club, the Ability Counts programme, disabled table tennis at Lynnsport, The Otters Swimming Club and the Archery at Downham along with disabled swimming sessions at St James.

Peter Lemon, chairman of Alive Leisure, said: “It’s great to be involved in the coordination of such a fantastic community event.

“The event grows year on year and is now in its 11th year.

“We are grateful to be working with Dow Chemical again to deliver these events who also are the sponsors of the Mini Kandoo Club.”

Adam Garford, sports development manager, said: “I always look forward to hosting the Adapted Sports Day.

“Alive Leisure provide a variety of sporting activities for disabled children across the Borough.

“It is important to promote these opportunities to ensure participation can continue after the Adapted Sports Day.”

The day will begin with a full group warm-up at 10am and smaller group sessions will take place from 10am–noon.

Following the sports, there will be a brief certificate presentation and a chance for children, carers and teachers to find out more about local sports clubs and activities.

For further information about any of the above disability sport initiatives please contact Adam Garford at Alive Sports Development on 01558 810018.