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10th Able Too Fun Games

Press Release   •   Aug 08, 2013 09:17 BST

East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sports Development Team, in partnership with the Able Too Forum, has organised the ‘Able Too Fun Games, an event for people with a disabilities.

The games will be held at the Meadowside Leisure Centre on Saturday 21st September 2013. Registration starts at 9.30am and then the activities will commence at 10:00am. The official presentation will start when all activities have finished at 3.45pm.

The Able Too Forum is a group of volunteers whose main objective is to provide sporting opportunities for people with various disabilities. Last year it was the ninth time the games had been organised and it was a fantastic success with over 90 people and their families attending the event. At the end of the event everyone was presented with a medal and an Able Too Fun Games special gift.

The aims of the games, is to encourage children and adults to participate in sporting activities, to learn new skills, improve their social skills and to make new friends. We are also promoting all the existing sports and community clubs in hope the participants continue taking part in Sport and Physical Activity.

The Able Too Games will include activities such as Football, Cricket, Swimming, Boccia, self defence, Badminton, Trampolining, Table Top games, Indoor Bowls, Aerobics, circus skills from Magical Mayhem and access to the indoor play area. The games are aimed at people with disabilities and their families. 

Councillor Bernard Peters, Deputy Leader for Service Commissioning, said: “The Able Too Games provides a fantastic day out for all the family and friends to enjoy and the Council is providing this day of sport and fun for free. The aim of the games is to give children and adults the opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy all the activities that are on offer throughout the day.”

To attend the Able Too Games, you will need an registration form, please contact telephone Neil Brown, Sports Development – Team Leader on (01283) 508192 or email neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

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