Families invited to Lincoln disability sports day

Families attending the Lincolnshire sport event Activities 4 All in Lincoln will be introduced to over 40 sports, activities and information.

The disability sports day, held on November 15, is an inclusive event where a collection of clubs, activities and organisations come together to provide taster sessions for people with disabilities, sensory impairments and those living with long term conditions.

Sports taking place include archery, athletics, racing wheelchairs, bowls, climbing, football, Laser Tag, new age kurling, powerchair football, rifle/pistol shooting, sitting volleyball and many more.

It is estimated that there are nearly one million people with some form of disability in the UK, and 145,000 people with a disability living in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Sport work closely with a number of key partners to improve and increase opportunities for people with disabilities and to provide memorable experiences of sport and physical activity.

Last year 25% of participants who attended this event went on to enjoy the activities.

The event, sponsored by Evans Halshaw and Lincoln College, is taking place at Deans Sport and Leisure, Lincoln College from 10am until 3pm.

Ian Brown, Equality and Diversity Manager at Lincolnshire Sport, said: “We believe that equality of opportunity is at the heart of all sport and physical activity provision within the county. Sport should be accessible to all sections of the community and our aim is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity.”

“There is compelling evidence that participation in sport has a positive influence on people with disabilities. This includes enhancing day-to-day moods, reducing the impact of stress and enhancing self-esteem. Any family who has a relative with a disability is welcome to attend and see what is on offer to them.”

For more information or to book a place on Activities 4 All visit the website or contact Ian Brown on 01522 585 580.