The 2012 Irish Paralympic Team are coming to Antrim to train in preparation for the London 2012 Paralympics Games. As part of this training camp, the athletes will host a ‘5 Star Activity Challenge’ where your child will have opportunity to compete against the athletes at various Paralympic sports including; wheelchair racing, hand cycling, rowing, Boccia, laser shooting and table tennis.
Nancy Chillingworth, Performance Director of Paralympics Ireland said: “The athletes are really looking forward to meeting the young people from the Antrim area for the 5 Star Challenge on Friday. Participants will have the opportunity to hear the inspirational stories of the team and their journey to the London 2012 Games as well as trying out a number of Paralympic sports. It should be a really fun afternoon and you never know, there may be a future Paralympian or Olympian amongst them!”
This event is free of charge. To register your child contact the Active Antrim Team on 028 9446 3113 or email; email@example.com
Parents are welcome to come along with the children and stay for the duration of the event.
These activities, which are organised by Antrim Borough Council in partnership with Disability Sport NI and Paralympics Ireland, aim to raise awareness of Paralympic sports and encourage young people to engage and follow local athletes taking part in London 2012.