On Sunday 3 July 2016, Huntingdonshire District Council’s One Leisure Active Lifestyles Team, Huntingdonshire Disability Sports Forum and sports clubs from across the district welcomed 61 participants of all ages and abilities to the annual Outdoor Sports Festival. The event provided the opportunity for people to try a variety of sports at Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon.
The sports on offer on the day included archery, Boccia, cricket, football, golf, hockey, netball, tennis, PEDALs (adaptive cycling), rounders and volleyball. The event finished off with some traditional sports day races prior to the presentations. The festival could not run without the support of local clubs and organisations, who each offer excellent coaching and provide opportunities to get involved with sport on a regular basis.
Special thanks must go to St Ives Rangers Football Club and the Ramsey Ravens Archery Club for giving up their time. Huntingdonshire Disability Sports Forum would also like to thank all the other volunteers who gave up their time to support the day.
Cllr John Palmer, whose executive responsibilities include the One Leisure Active Lifestyles team, said: "We are working hard to deliver appropriate activities and events to support people to improve their health and well-being. These events are so worthwhile for our residents."
Billie Smith, Chairman for the Huntingdonshire Disability Sports Forum, commented: "Our Forum is run by nothing more than a bunch of volunteers who strive to be able to provide affordable and accessible sporting activities for our disabled residents and their families. These events are a great way to meet people and club coaches if people are looking for a new hobby."
There are further opportunities for people with special educational needs and disabilities to get involved in sport, with a comprehensive summer holiday programme featuring a range of sports such as adaptive cycling sessions, bowling at One Leisure, disability gymnastics, and our Summer Family Roadshows held across the district. For more information, contact your local One Leisure site or visit our disability sport pages.