Gold medallist Will Bayley guest at Special Olympics taster day in Sheffield

Special Olympics Taster Day. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
Special Olympics Taster Day. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
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Paralympic table tennis champion Will Bayley was guest of honour at the Special Olympics South Yorkshire sports taster day in Sheffield last Sunday.

Bayley added gold in Rio to accompany the silver he won at London 2012 and he will be on hand at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield to provide a demonstration of the skills that earned him Paralympic glory.

Around 90 people of all ages enjoyed the opportunity to try seven different sports, all delivered by partners of the Special Olympics South Yorkshire partnership, of which Yorkshire Sport Foundation is the lead organisation.

The first taster day took place last year attracted 50 people with intellectual disabilities.

Sheffield is the host city of the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games this August.

The Special Olympics South Yorkshire Partnership (SOSYP) is accredited to Special Olympics Great Britain and recognised as a local Special Olympics Network supporting local clubs, sessions and events across South Yorkshire to develop choice and participation opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.