LimbPower Popular Primary & Junior Games returns to Stoke Mandeville Stadium

September 5, 2016

LimbPower are proud to be holding the fantastic Primary & Junior Games event once again at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics.  This event will introduce young amputees and the young ambulant disabled to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.

This year, the emphasis will be on introducing children aged between 5-18 years to a wide range of physical activities and sports, New sports included are: cricket, walking football and a climbing wall.  The aim of this is to help young ambulant disabled children develop their confidence, improve their balance and co-ordination and make friends for life.

In addition to these the children and young people will also 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, swimming, table tennis, archery, football and cycling.  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!

_limbpower-_0.jpg“We’re thrilled to be able to run this event again and continue to offer the same opportunities to children that we have been offering to adults at the _limbpower-2_0.jpgLimbPower Games” said Kiera Roche, LimbPower Chief Executive.  “The last couple of years have been such great successes, and we’re hoping to reach even more young people and give them the chance to challenge what they think they are capable of. We are also hoping to have a very special and inspirational guest visiting us this year too, which would make this a real wow for the children – more details to follow soon!”. 

The Primary & Junior Games will help young amputees to learn new skills, have fun and importantly to discover their potential through sport.  Anyone interested in taking part should contact Andy Brittles from LimbPower at: andy@limbpower.com  Alternatively registration forms can be downloaded from the website at http://limbpower.com/index.php/events/limbpower-junior-games

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