LimbPower Junior Games
10th October 2015
LimbPower are proud to be holding the fantastic Junior Games event once again at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. The event will introduce amputees and young people with limb impairment aged 11-18 years to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.
This year, the children and young people will be able to try a wide range of Paralympic sports under the guidance of coaches and mentors from the relevant National Governing Bodies. These will include wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, athletics, table tennis and handcycling. The emphasis is on fun while encouraging the children to have a go at sports and socialise with their peers, and we may even spark interest and create a future Paralympian!
The mother of a previous participant said of last year’s event; “The Junior Games is such a confidence booster for Anna. She’s made friends and learned sports she would never have tried without it. It’s even inspired her to join an athletics club.”
Kiera Roche, Founder and Chief Executive of LimbPower commented; “We’re thrilled to be able to run this event again and continue to offer the same opportunities to young people that we have been offering to adults at the LimbPower Games”.
Last year LimbPower achieved National Disability Sports Organisation status, and since then Andy Brittles has joined the LimbPower team as National Sports Development Officer. Andy commented; “I’m really excited to be a part of this flagship LimbPower event. Being able to reach out children and young people and nurture in them a love of sport that will hopefully last a lifetime is a real privilege.”
The Junior Games will help young amputees to learn new skills, have fun and importantly to discover their potential through sport. The cost to attend is just £10 for those participating, with siblings welcome to register also and join in. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Andy Brittles on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07503 030702.