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Inspiring the next generation of potential Paralympians

19 October 2012

Nottinghamshire County Council hopes to build on the excitement of the Paralympics at London 2012 with an event this weekend for youngsters with disabilities.

Try Sports Day is taking place on Saturday at Ashfield School in Kirkby in Ashfield from 9.30am to 3pm. Aimed at young athletes aged between eight and 19 years old, the events aim to promote sport among this group in Nottinghamshire.

The day will consist of practical sessions in a range of sports including Wheelchair Basketball, Table Tennis, Athletics, Boccia, Cricket and Football. These sessions will be run by representatives of each of the sports' National Governing Bodies and will include various skill based activities.

The event is a joint event between the county council's sports development team and the Community Support Services Team led by one of the manager, Mark Ritchie. This team is within the county council's Children’s Disability Service.

Pete Edwards, Sports Development Officer, for Disability Sport, at Nottinghamshire County Council, was an official for the Boccia sport at London 2012. He said: “This event at Ashfield School will be a fantastic opportunity for young people with disabilities to take part in several sports.

“The recent Paralympics at London 2012 demonstrated just what was possible and we are delighted to be hosting this local opportunity to further the legacy of the Games here in Nottinghamshire.”

For more information please contact Pete Edwards on 0115 9772884 or email pete.edwards@nottscc.gov.uk

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