Here’s a report from our own David Bickers who was at the Junior Amputee Games held at Stoke Mandeville on the 15th/16th September. Apologies for the late appearance of this post.
Dear All – This was a great weekend and well attended. Approx 60 children over the two days. Mentors from different sports were present to instruct the children. Sports included: athletics (running, long jump, discus, javelin), wheelchair basketball, table tennis, rifle shooting, tennis (wheelchair and regular), rowing, football, volleyball, badminton, cycling (our Ambassador Wyn Jenkins was in evidence here!) and power lifting.
This was an amazing weekend and many congratulations to LimbPower who run the event. I was able to introduce our Bader Braves initiatives to the attendees and their parents. It’s a shame how few of them are aware of the opportunities that are available to them so I hope that we’ll soon have some new Braves joining the tribe!
I also met with Cycling Projects www.cycling.org.uk who give people with disabilities the opportunity to cycle through the use of adapted cycles which went down very well especially with the younger 6-12 age group.
Here are a few photographs, which I hope will give an idea of the enjoyment and positivity generated by the Games. Who knows, you could be looking at some Paralympic stars of the future!
You can use the link to visit the LimbPower Website to find out more about what they do.