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People with Intellectual Disabilities get a First Sporting Chance in Great Britain

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Young people with intellectual disabilities (ID) from across London participated in a variety of sports at a free Sporting Festival. The event was aimed at raising awareness of the availability of sports training and competition for all young people with ID across the Greater London region.

The 200 participants took part in six sports sessions including hockey, athletics, boccia, tennis, dance and golf. The sessions were delivered by a variety of non-governmental bodies and disability sports organisations that are working with Special Olympics Great Britain in London to ensure there are meaningful routes for participants after the event.

“We are delighted to offer this opportunity for young people with intellectual disabilities in London. We enable children and adults with intellectual disability to improve their health, fitness and we are growing our reach and access opportunities in London to allow more people the benefits of being involved," said Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics Great Britain.

The event was supported by the MetLife Foundation.

 

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Elliot Forward - Communications Officer - Special Olympics GB

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