Disabled Sports Day at St Ives - a success

PARTICIPANTS were all smiles after scooping a handful of awards at the Disabled Sports Day event at One Leisure, St Ives.

About 60 people, the majority of whom had mental or physical disabilities, turned up on the day to try out a variety of sports including football, cricket, basketball, scuba diving and archery.

The day-long event, organised by Huntingdon Round Table, ended with a wheelchair slalom followed by an awards ceremony.

Volunteers from Rotaract and the scouts also helped out during the day.

The round table’s community officer Jeff Hawley said: “We have got very positive feedback from the participants. It is the fact that they can go from event to event. It is a nice atmosphere. The games are of a type they can enjoy, especially the wheelchair slalom, which they might not be able to do normally.”

nPictured from left to right are Martin George and Matt Morgan with certificates for participation in games, Mark Griffen with a silver award for cricket, Gareth Griffiths with a bronze award for football, Lee Wilson with a silver award for football and Craig Phelan with a bronze award for cricket.