Sporting chances for disabled young people 

15/07/09

Bolton Disability Sports Association, with support from Bolton Council, is organising a range of sporting activities for disabled people.

Inspired by the Paralympics in Beijing last year, a programme of sports will run from July 20 to September 4 at venues across the borough.

As well as traditional sports such as swimming, trampoline, wrestling and boxing, the sessions on offer will include family walks throughout the summer, on tracks using flat footpaths and pavements, making them suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. All these activities are free of charge.

There will also be cycling sessions on offer through the Wheels for All scheme, using a range of cycles such as quads and tandems to tailor the activity for young people with learning disabilities.

The cycling will take place at Leverhulme Park Community Leisure Centre every week day from 2pm until 4pm, and is aimed at young people aged eight to 19 years old. Each session costs £2 per person.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “These events will provide a great opportunity for young people with disabilities to experience a range of sports. Hopefully any young person with a disability will take the opportunity to come along and have some fun.

“Last year’s Paralympics saw some truly inspiring achievements from Bolton’s stars, and you never know, the next champion could be discovered at one of these sessions.”

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