The Try Games is returning to Bath in June 2019, offering a day of inclusive sporting fun for everyone. Organised by the supporters of Three Ways School in Bath, the games will take place on 23 June 2019, which coincides with International Olympic Day when across the world people will come together to celebrate sport.

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“The Try Games will see Odd Down Sports Ground transformed into an inclusive sporting arena where athletes, coaches and adaptive sport experts will share their knowledge and skills, without barriers,” explained Lucy Beattie from Three Ways School. “Every activity will be accessible to all – you’ll be amazed at the variety on offer.

“This year we are building the Try Games on the Olympic ethos, ‘To practise sport without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.'”

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to try a wide variety of inclusive sports supported by Team Bath, including a fun run, try frame racing, wheelchair basketball and Adapted Martial Arts. In addition, hosts including Super Pirates, Bath Rugby Foundation and Nova Sport and Coaching will be be on hand to help with a range of activities and fun.

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Gina Hopkins, Try Games Ambassador and Founder of Adapted Martial Arts, said, “It is fantastic to be able to showcase so many inclusive sports and fun ways to keep physically active through the Try Games. At Adapted Martial Arts, we try to make people feel empowered and more confident by using the fun and different types of martial arts. There are no barriers to joining in, as it should be in all sport. Having a disability myself, I have never let this hold me back and I have tried to use it to my advantage. I want to show others how this doesn’t hold you back in competitive sport. I want to encourage everyone to come along and try a sport or two.”

Three Ways School is a Special Needs Academy in Bath offering a unique, stimulating learning environment to pupils aged from 3 to 19 with learning difficulties and disabilities. All the fundraising from the Try Games will go towards sports clubs and equipment for the school.

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