The King’s Lynn Kandoo, which is a sporting club specifically for disabled youngsters aged 8 to 18, travelled to the 34th Annual RAF Mildenhall Joan Mann Adapted Sports Day.
Proud athletes and volunteers participated in the opening ceremony. The JMSSD is an Olympic-style event featuring a variety of sporting activities for more than 200 special-needs athletes from across England.
This year the events included running, obstacle races, throwing and tenpin bowling. Events were not split down into separate categories and each athlete had to compete against all ages and sexes which made competition extremely hard.
All athletes from the club performed extremely well and three returned home with gold medals, Lily Edwards for basketball which involved shooting balls into the basket all at full height, Cameron Ross for the 50 metre sprint and club stalwart Daniel Bullen who secured two gold and a bronze for wheelchair-based events.
All athletes were awarded an individual commemorative medal at the end of the event for their tremendous efforts.
The Kandoo Club meets at Lynnsport on a Wednesday night 6–7.30pm, new members are always welcome and all disabilities are fully catered for. For more information contact Adam Garford, sports development officer at Lynnsport, on 01553 818018.