West Parasport Festival – March 2017

Group photo of participants with Celtic FC Foundation logo

The 8th West Parasport Festival took place once again at Ravenscraig Regional Facility on Friday 10th March.  Over 40 pupils with a physical disability and/or visual impairment took part in various sports throughout the day, all delivered by local clubs, volunteers and governing bodies, and assisted by some prominent athletes from their respective sports.

This event is one of numerous activities funded by the Celtic FC Foundation ‘Inspiring Sport’ Project, and we thank them for their continued partnership.    Inspiring Sport aims to enhance the lives of young people and adults with physical, learning and sensory disabilities in the West of Scotland through the medium of sport and physical activity and through various means, encourages participation which is beneficial for a healthy lifestyle and social interaction.

The event was a great success with all of the young people fully involved in athletics, boccia, bowls, basketball, cycling, football, table tennis, tennis and rowing, which were based on fun and enjoyment which hopefully encourages future participation in the sports.

Thanks must go to Ayrshire College students, Active Schools coordinators from West Local Authorities, the many volunteers who assisted on the day, and the sports centre for their continued support.

To find out more about this event or disability sport in the West of Scotland, please contact:

Lori Ure – lori.ure@scottishdisabiltysport.com / 07806 815591
Lynn Allison – lynn.allison@scottishdisabilitysport.com / 07974 448580