LimbPower are running the annual LimbPower Junior Games in two weeks time at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. This event is a unique opportunity created to empower young people with a physical disability to get active and try a range of sports in a safe and friendly environment among their peers and run by sports coaches and instructors trained in work with children with physical impairments.
You can book your place using the form at the bottom of this post.
LimbPower are empowering young physically disabled children to get active
National disability charity, LimbPower are looking forward to another fun packed LimbPower Junior Games which forms part of our children’s programme. On Saturday 8th June LimbPower will deliver the Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire.
For many years, the LimbPower Junior Games has provided children and young people with an acquired limb impairment or amputation with a great opportunity try out new sports and activities in a fun, friendly and supportive environment among their peers.
Debbie, mother of Junior Games participant said:
“The Junior Games is such a confidence booster for Anna. She’s made friends and learned sports she would ever have tried without it. It’s even inspired her to join an athletics club.”
The Games are open to children and young people aged five to eighteen with a physical impairment. Sports and activities on offer this year will include climbing, wheelchair basketball, track and field athletics, cycling, sitting volleyball, tennis, archery and cage cricket, football and swimming.
Chief Executive of LimbPower, Kiera Rochesaid: “Children just want to feel included, to be like their friends, to take part in activity and be children not patients. These children spend a lot of time at hospitals for limb fitting or orthotic appointments and yet rarely see any other children ‘like me’. These events enable children to enjoy physical activity among other children with similar impairments, where they can try new things and learn new skills without being worried about making mistakes or being different”.
For information about the LimbPower Junior Games 2019 please visit www.limbpower.com or contact Carly Bauert, LimbPower ‘s Childrens and Family Officer. Email call 01452 770441.
LimbPower’s vision is to change lives through the power of sport, physical activity and the arts. The Junior Games support their ongoing work to increase the number suitable and available activity opportunities for people with limb impairments in the UK.
For more information about LimbPower, visit www.limbpower.com.
LimbPower is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports amputees and people with limb impairments to reach their sporting potential.
The Charity’s mission is to engage amputees and people with limb impairments in regular and sustained participation in recreational and competitive sport and the arts, to improve their quality of life and aid physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. LimbPower aim to put each amputee and limb impaired person in touch with the right sport and leisure activity for their needs and ability.
The LimbPower Junior Games are open to children and young people aged five to eighteen with a physical impairment. This event is a unique opportunity created to empower young people with a physical disability to get active and try out new sports and activities in a fun, friendly and supportive environment among their peers. Sports and activities on offer this year will include climbing, wheelchair basketball, track and field athletics, cycling, sitting volleyball, tennis, archery and cage cricket, football, swimming and a climbing wall. Families can now register online at:
For information about the LimbPower Junior Games 2019 please visit http://limbpower.com/index.php/events/limbpower-junior-games-2019 or contact Carly Bauert, LimbPower’s Children’s and Family Officer. Email or call 01452 770441.