194 children with a disability between the ages of 5 years old and 18 years old are attending a two-day action packed sports camp on 13-14 Feb 2019.
Dubbed the ‘Feel Inspired Primary and Junior Sports Camps’, participants from all over the country are visiting Stoke Mandeville Stadium to have a go at 9 different disability sports activities.
The two events are designed to encourage young disabled people to find a fun and inspirational way of staying healthy and getting fit in a safe and welcoming environment, which significantly boosts mental health and social aspects too.
Both camps are free of charge and all activities are adapted to suit abilities.
“The camps provide the opportunity for children attending to try something new and do something different,” said Ollie Buncombe, Sports Development Officer.
“At WheelPower we are passionate about sport and helping people take part in sport and physical activity. Camps such as these provide a fantastic platform for children physically, socially and mentally to come together and enjoy themselves through sport.”
Jessica Green, one of the previous participants of the Games, has a unique genetic mutation that was finally discovered after 13 years of tests. It means her body is less able to hold itself up on its own and she needs the extra support of a wheelchair to get around. Speaking about her experience from last year Jessica said, “it’s given me an amazing experience, I’ve met so many inspirational people, I feel healthier and happier, and the Games have given me a more positive outlook on what I could achieve in life as a disabled person”.