The Children’s Therapies Team at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath, is hosting a Sports Taster Day for school-age children with physical disabilities on Sunday 24 September at Writhlington Sports Centre, near Radstock.
Emily Graham, Head of Children’s Therapies, explained, “We want to open up the world of sport to children who can struggle to find accessible sports, so there will be lots of different sports for children to try out, some wheelchair-based, some frame-based, others with specialist equipment and some without. Parents should contact us if they would like their child to take part and you can come for part of the day or stay for all of it, it’s up to you.
“This event has been made possible due to the kind sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Bath, and the backing from Bath Rugby. It is also being supported by lots of local organisations and groups that specialise in making sport accessible to all. It should be a really fun day and a great chance for children of all ages to try their hand at sports that might not be accessible to them elsewhere.”
The sports on offer will include –
· Wheelchair basketball
· Boccia (similar to bowls – for people in a wheelchair)
· Pony rides – (pony from Riding for the Disabled)
· Martial Arts
· Racing running
· Frame football
· Wheelchair football
· Wheelchair tennis
· Fencing – Bath Sword club will be there.