Celebration of sport at Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 13:20 17 November 2012

Great Britain's David Smith competes in boccia, which proved popular at the London 2012 Paralympics (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Great Britain's David Smith competes in boccia, which proved popular at the London 2012 Paralympics (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

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Havering Council stage special event

Havering’s disabled residents of all ages, their friends and family, are invited to give different sports a go at the Hornchurch Sports Centre this month.

A free celebration of sport and activities for disabled people, organised by Havering Council for the last four years, will be taking place between 10am and 3pm on Sunday November 25.

Those attending will be given the opportunity to try out traditional and new sports, including archery, badminton, boccia, kwik cricket, cycling, mini tennis, table tennis, Poly Bat and New Age Kurling.

A highlight of the day will be the chance to try out WRS Resistance Sliding, the brainchild of Britain’s first Gladiator champion.

There will also be the opportunity to pedal your way to a fruit smoothie (1-3pm) and try a range of adapted bikes and trikes (outside 1-3pm).

Dave and Sheila Wiltshire, from the Havering Disabled Sports Association, said: “This is always a busy and active day for disabled people and their friends.

“We have run archery tasters at this event for a number of years and can honestly say we see everyone, old and young, go home with a smile on their face.”

Councillor Andrew Curtin, Cabinet Member for Towns and Communities, said: “The Olympics and Paralympics were an inspiration to us all. So let’s keep the legacy alive.

“This will be a real celebration of sport and I would urge disabled people, their families and friends to come along and try something different. Who knows, we might have a budding medallist in our midst.”

For further information residents should contact or 01708 433856.

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