Junior Games for Amputees
LimbPower Launches Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – 15th/16th September 2012
Following the huge success of the Amputee Games, LimbPower are proud to announce the dates of the inaugural Primary & Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. This exciting event will introduce young amputees and the young ambulant disabled to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.
Saturday 15th September will see those aged 6-11 able to try out a variety of sports including athletics, cycling, football, table tennis, tennis and swimming under the guidance of experienced mentors and instructors. The emphasis is on fun while encouraging the children to have a go at sports and socialise with their peers.
On Sunday 16th September the older children aged between 11-18 will be able to have a go at key Paralympic sports, with instruction from qualified coaches and experienced athletes. They will be able to try out a wide range of sports including; athletics, Powerlifting, basketball, sitting volleyball, archery, football, cycling, fencing, shooting, table tennis, swimming and tennis. They will be able to have fun and also perhaps find some hidden talents. We may even discover the Paralympians of the future!
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer the same opportunities to children that we have been offering to adults at the Amputee Games” said Kiera Roche, LimbPower founder and Event Organiser of the Junior Games. “We’ve had so much interest from young amputees over the years, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how they get on with the sports that will be on offer.”
The Primary & Junior Games will help young amputees to learn new skills, have fun and importantly to discover their potential through sport. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Kiera Roche from LimbPower on: 07502 276858 or
To visit the website: http://www.limbpower.com/junior-games/