Monday, 10 February 2014

Over 130 Local Young People With Disabilities Come Together For Sports Day

Over 130 young people with disabilities from twelve Cambridgeshire schools showcased their sprint, throw and jump skills in an annual athletics event on Friday (7 February).

The Indoor Athletics Plus competition, coordinated by South Cambridgeshire District Council as part of the countywide Ability Plus programme, took part at Cambourne Village College.

Competitors from 10 to 19 years old took part in a range of activities, led by Young Sports Leaders from Comberton Village College, from relays and target throwing to shot putting and sprinting. All events were adapted to suit a variety of disabilities so that all competitors were able to fully take part.

Participants were recognised for their performances in each event to determine winners in each age and disability group, with certificates presented at the end of the competition by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Vice Chairman, Cllr Sue Ellington.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Vice Chairman, Cllr Sue Ellington, said: “London 2012 showed us all the amazing feats that can be achieved by paralympians and the forthcoming Commonwealth Games are sure to do the same. This annual competition is a great way for young people with disabilities to be inspired and really get stuck into some great events. I was very pleased to be there and to award the very well-deserved prizes.

“We’d like to thank Cambourne Village College for their support hosting the event and for the use of their facilities.”