We Are the Champions!!
Saturday, 15th June, saw the annual SportsAble Games deliver another fantastic day of multi-sports for disabled people and we are proud to announce that our incredibly talented members won the overall tournament cup for the second year running!
The SportsAble Games is one of only a few sports tournaments where local disability clubs come together to participate in a variety of disability sports in a friendly but competitive environment. SportsAble is lucky to have Clubs travel quite a distance to participate, creating a wonderful atmosphere for everyone involved.
Just under 70 disabled people, from five disability sports Clubs, took part in this year’s Games. Participants enjoyed a variety of indoor and outdoor sports, including Target Boccia, Target Bowls, Kurling, Petanque, Table Tennis, Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, Club throw, 100m race, Wheelchair race and Wheelchair slalom.
SportsAble was delighted to host five Clubs this year:
Aylesbury Area Disabled Club: Aylesbury, Bucks
Red Diamond: Bracknell, Berks
Phoenix: Chalfont St Peters, Bucks
Ravens of Rushmoor: Rushmoor, Hampshire
GADSAD: Gosport, Portsmouth, Hampshire
With a points system rewarding those finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd, SportsAble did incredibly well to win the trophy with such excellent performance from all of the other competitors.
Aylesbury Area Disabled Club won the overall Track and Field section, followed by SportsAble in 2nd and Rushmoor in 3rd place.
Niall McCaffrey, Sports Manager, said: “The Annual SportsAble Games is a true celebration of disability sport and it is always a fantastic atmosphere with members from other clubs participating. Once again our valuable volunteers provided the support needed to make the games a success. We are already looking forward to next year’s tournament.”
Being a sports person is not a necessary requirement for SportsAble membership. Some of our members had never tried sport before coming to us. Our trained coaches deliver coached sessions every week for all abilities and it is a great way to get active and meet new friends. See our weekly activity schedule here. If you would like to chat to us about what membership of SportsAble provides please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 627690.