Paralympic Personal Bests Event
Winchester City Council, in partnership with Winchester Go LD, Everyone Active, and the University of Winchester understand the importance of providing children and adults with physical and learning disabilities the chance to take part in regular exercise. Data from Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey shows that people with a disability or those born with a long-term health condition are twice as likely to be physically inactive (43%), compared with those without.
In 2012, we used the London Paralympic Games as a platform to get more disabled children and adults active by organising a day full of sports activities for them to try. Since then, we have worked with key partners within the sport, health, and leisure industry to ensure this becomes an annual event.
Now into its eleventh year, the Paralympic Personal Bests brings children and adults with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities together to take part in various sports activities, and compete against their own ability to achieve their ‘personal best’. From 33 participants in 2012, we now attract over 150 people from the Winchester district and surrounding areas.
The one-day event, which will take place at Winchester Sport and Leisure Park and in the University of Winchester sports stadium on Thursday 14 September, will be packed with various sports activities for children aged 10+ and adults with learning and physical disabilities.
To ensure a place, please book in advance. To request a registration form or any further information, please contact Betty Chadwick at email@example.com or call 01962 600281.