Indoor Athletics PLUS sports day hailed a success

21 October 2016

Over 70 young people with disabilities from eight Cambridgeshire schools enjoyed a day of sporting activities this week at the annual Indoor Athletics Plus event.


Coordinated by South Cambridgeshire District Council, the event forms a part of the countywide Ability Plus programme that promotes sport and active recreation for people with disabilities or additional needs.


Young people in years 5 to14 took part in a range of activities, led by Young Sports Leaders from Camborne Village College, from relays and target throwing to sprinting and jumping. All events were adapted to suit a variety of disabilities so that all participants were able to fully take part.


Council chairman, Cllr Sue Ellington, and cabinet member with responsibility for sport, Cllr Mark Howell, presented participants with certificates that link to the Paralympic values of Friendship, Courage, Determination, Inspiration, Excellence, Equality and Respect. Medals were also awarded to those who achieved the fastest sprints.


Cllr Mark Howell, said: “We are committed to promoting active and healthy communities where everyone can play, achieve and enjoy. We work with a number of partners to deliver local sporting opportunities and this particular event is a great way for young people with disabilities to be inspired and really get stuck into some great sports.


“We’d like to thank Cambourne Village College for their support hosting the event and for the use of their facilities.”