Invitation to try out Paralympic sports

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DISABLED people are being urged to have a go at sport with open sessions organised to coincide with the Paralympics.

Two of Barnsley’s disability sports clubs have organised events where people can turn up and have a go at some of the sports being played during the games.

The open days will be held at the town’s Metrodome on Thursday, September 6, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, and Tuesday, September 11, from 10am to 3pm.

The sessions are being hosted by the Barnsley Rockley Disability Sports Club and by the Barnsley Inclusive Sport and Fitness Forum, helped by Hannah Philips, disability sports development officer at Barnsley FC’s Community Sport and Education Trust.

Hannah said: “I’m sure the nation is going to be just as captivated by the Paralympics as they were by the Olympics and the two open days will give people a chance to sample some of the activities included in the games as well as the other regular activities the two clubs offer at their weekly meetings.

“There will be the chance to try wheelchair basketball, boccia and the ice free version of curling, kurling, on both days, while on Tuesday the activities will include ballet and Zumba.

“Anyone of any ability who are 14 or over is welcome to attend and we would especially like to encourage disability groups to come along and join in.”

All the activities are free of charge.

For further information, contact Hannah by emailing Hannah.philips@barnsleyfc.co.uk or calling on 01226 211333.