King’s Lynn Adapted Sports Day at Lynnsport

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Hundreds of disabled children are expected to take part in a day of sporting activities at Lynnsport on Friday, February 26.

The Adapted Sports Day gives children (8-16 years old) with disabilities the chance to take part in cricket, golf, short tennis, and football led by specialist coaches from Top Coaching, King’s Lynn Community Football, Norfolk Cricket Board, the Lawn Tennis Association and students from the College of West Anglia.

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 and fishing at Lynnsport, The Otters swimming Club and the Archery at Downham along with disabled swimming sessions at St James.

Dow Lynn site leader Julian Beresford-Peirse said: “It is important for us to show our support for local initiatives and Adapted Sports Day is another chance for us to give back to a very special section of the community.

“Personally, I always enjoy attending and seeing how much the children get from the event. It’s inspiring and we are happy to support it.”

Adam Garford, sports development manager, said: “Over 100 children are expected to take part in these specially adapted sports and in light of the upcoming Paralympic Games in Rio this year, we are ever hopeful that this may encourage even more of them to get involved.”

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 on 01558 810018.