Barnsley athletes to compete in sports in South Yorkshire competition

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Hundreds of disabled athletes from across the region will be competing in South Yorkshire later this month.

The annual Rotary District 1270 Disability Games is set to attract more than 400 adult and junior competitors as they battle it out across a range of sporting disciplines.

Archery, darts, curling, rifle shooting, snooker, swimming, table tennis, weight lifting and wheelchair racing are among the sports to feature in the event at Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday, March 30.

Each competitor will typically take part in three or four events on the day and competition winners will then have the opportunity to compete in the National Disability Games held in Coventry later in the year.

Stephen Woodcock, secretary of Rotary District 1270 said: “Rotary District 1270 consists of 47 Rotary Clubs located north and south of The River Humber. This includes everywhere between Barnsley in the west to Cleethorpes, Lincoln and Beverley.

“After the success of last year’s event we hope to attract even more teams and are aiming for more than 400 competitors to take part in a whole host of sporting events.

“We are very grateful to Barnsley Premier Leisure and The Metrodome team for once again letting us host this event at the venue – it offers all the facilities and space we need to make this event a great success.”

Richard Bailey, Metrodome events manager said: “We very much look forward to welcoming the Rotary and all the athletes to the venue for this event.

“It’s encouraging to see so many young and mature disabled athletes getting involved in and enjoying their sport.

“We would like to wish every competitor the best of luck.”

Rotary club members use their time, talents and professional skills to try to improve the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world.

For more information visit www.rotary-ribi.org