Fun in the sun at adapted sports day in King’s Lynn
There was plenty of fun in the sun to be had in west Norfolk as almost 100 disabled children took part in a day of sporting activities.
The 'adapted sports day' at Lynnsport in King's Lynn saw young people from eight to 16 join in games including cricket, golf, short tennis, football, athletics and parachute activities – all led by specialist coaches.
Adam Garford, sports development manager, said: 'For the children, it means the world. It's awesome, it's a great day and they are all happy and have a smile on their faces. They certainly go away enthused about sport.
'It's given these children the opportunity to try new sports they may have not had a chance to try at school. To them it's massive and that reflects in the numbers we get for these sessions.'
He added he has seen the numbers of participants grow over the years and, due to the event's success, they were planning to organise an adult adapted sports day.
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The event, supported by Dow Chemicals and the West Norfolk Sports Partnership, is also designed to promote activities which are already on offer to disabled youngsters across the Alive Leisure sites including disabled table tennis and fishing, swimming clubs and archery.
The day began with a full group warm-up at 10am before the children split off into smaller group sport sessions until 12pm.
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After the sports, there was a certificate presentation for all participants and the chance for children, carers and teachers to find out more about local sports clubs and activities.