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Find out about sports opportunities for disabled

Taster sessions in a specialist gym, football and Boccia will be running as part a free Disability Sports Fair to give disabled people the chance to find out getting involved in sports in West Oxfordshire.

West Oxfordshire District Council is running the Disability Sports Fair at the Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney, from 10am to 12 noon on Thursday 29 September.

As well as sports taster sessions, there will be information stalls run by local support groups and charities, including MECAP, Ryder Cheshire Volunteers, Advance Housing, Styleacre and Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, among others.

The Fair has been organised for disabled people, parents, carers and professionals who work with disabled people, with the aim of encouraging more disabled people in West Oxfordshire to take parts in sports.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Local Economy and Communities, said: “The Council recognises the importance of inclusion for all residents in West Oxfordshire. We have been doing a lot of work to make improvements both in our own leisure centres and within projects and services that we run, as well as working with local sports clubs and organisations to ensure that there is something for everyone, no matter what their age or ability.”

The Disability Sports Fair has been organised as part of the Council’s ‘In it together’ project, set up earlier this year to create more opportunities for disabled people to take part in sport.

The project has included sport sessions inspired by the Paralympic Games and it has received the prestigious ‘Inspire Mark’ from the Olympic Games Organising Committee.

For more information about the Fair, contact the Council on 01993 861080.

Posted : 23/09/2011 15:31:57

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