Grampian Parasport Festival

Fun and sport were on the agenda today at the annual Scottish Disability Sport Para Sport Festival hosted by Aberdeen Sports Village.

The Parasport Festival is targeted at children with a physical, hearing or visual impairment from both primary and secondary age groups. The aim of the festival is to provide a range of sports for children to experience the social, emotional and psychological benefits that sport offers.

Thirty four pupils from Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Moray were enthused by local coaches delivering athletics, boccia, football, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.

Sports with great club links were offered so children can continue to enjoy and develop within the sport beyond their experience today.  Many thanks must go to Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust, Triangle Table Tennis Club, Aberdeen Amateur Athletics Club, Grampian Flyers and Sport Aberdeen. Without support from the clubs and the local authority partners the event would not be possible.

If you or anyone you know has a disability and would like to get involved in sport please telephone Scottish Disability Sport on 0131 317 1130 or alternatively email