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Paralleled Success For Disability Sports Athletes

On Wednesday the 14th June, the Sussex County Sports Partnership held the first ever Sussex Parallel Youth Games at the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill.

The aim of the event was to give young people with disabilities the opportunity to compete against other people with similar disabilities and enjoy a day of sporting activities.

It proved to be an exciting exhibition of disability sport in the County with lots of skill and determination in evidence. The event was brilliantly supported by local special schools, coaches and volunteers from St. Paul's and Imberhorne School who ensured that the event ran smoothly and that all participants enjoyed the experience.

Young athletes competed in the following sports:

  • MLD Basketball
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • MLD Tennis
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Boccia
  • New Age curling
  • Swimming

It really was a fantastic competition for the youngsters taking part, but it would not have been possible without the mature and enthusiastic approach of the Junior Sports Leaders from St. Paul's and Imberhorne School. They acted as scorers, carers, runners, officials and supporters for the young people taking part and did themselves and their schools proud.


SPORTS LEADER HELPING WITH THE SPORT OF BOCCIA


SPORTS LEADER HELPING WITH THE MLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT


IMBERHORNE SPORTS LEADERS ENJOYING A WELL-EARNED REST WHILST ENJOYING THE CLOSING MEDAL CEREMONY.