Wandsworth holds its own Paralympics

Published: Friday, August 20, 2021

Young people with disabilities have been finding out about the wide range of sporting opportunities on offer in the borough at two showcase events.

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The Wandsworth Paralympic Festivals were organised by Enable Leisure and Culture in association with Disability Sports Coach on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

A range of local disability sports providers took part including Aussie Rules Europe, Surrey Cricket, Knights Community Gym Kick Boxercise, the Anders Disability Badminton Charity, Flyerz Hockey, Panathalon Challenge and the Change Foundation. 

They work within the borough of Wandsworth providing opportunities for young people and adults with disabilities. More than 25 young people on each day had the chance to come along and try out the different sports.  

Cabinet member for community services and open spaces Cllr Steffi Sutters said: “I really enjoyed attending the Wandsworth Paralympics, which showcased the wide range of sports on offer to people with disabilities in Wandsworth, and I’d like to thank Disability Sport Coach and Enable Leisure and Culture for their work leading up to the event.

“We have a lot of great coaches and volunteers in the borough, and I’m looking forward to seeing even more opportunities become available over the next year or so. We are determined that inclusive sport will be a key part of our work helping local people to stay active and healthy.”

Find out more about disability sport in Wandsworth.