Over 115 juniors set for National Junior Games

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115 disabled children from all over the country are getting ready for WheelPower’s flagship sports event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, The National Junior Games. 

Between Monday 28th  September and 1st October teams from 12 different schools will be taking time out of the classroom for a life transforming education on wheelchair sport. 

The budding athletes will have a go at a range of new sports over four action packed days as well as compete for medals in the event organised by the national charity of wheelchair sport. 

20 different inclusive sports are on offer including Fencing, Archery, Wheelchair Basketball and for the first time ever at the Junior Games – sitting volleyball.  

The participants will learn the sports from some of the country’s leading disability coaches including Archery’s Fred Stevens, a Paralympian himself, who in recent years has developed the talent of many young stars who now have potential of success at Rio2016 and Tokyo2020. 

The juniors will also take inspiration from stars like Ade Adepitan, David Weir and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who all took part in WheelPower’s National Junior Games on their road to Paralympic success.

WheelPower’s Sport Development Officer, Stewart Jeeves said: “The National Junior Games is one of our biggest events in the year, and we are delighted to provide life transforming experiences for the young people that take part. 

 “Over 115 children will benefit from this unique opportunity to discover so many activities in a fun, friendly and fully inclusive environment. We aim to develop the young people on the pathway to get involved in sport at any level from the school playground to the podium of the Paralympics “ 

Come and watch the Junior Games 

Spectators are welcome to join our supervised tours to see the National Junior Games in action on Tuesday 29th at 10.30am.  Tours are free of charge, pre booking is essential and subject to availability. 

The National Junior Games will be held at: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP contact Ollie Moore book a place ollie.moore@wheelpower.org.uk

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