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Disabled sport’s new kit

BOWLED OVER: Members of the disability sports group meet at the National Sports Centre to check out the donation of new inclusive sports equipment. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW130125 (10).

BOWLED OVER: Members of the disability sports group meet at the National Sports Centre to check out the donation of new inclusive sports equipment. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW130125 (10).

MEMBERS of Manx Sport and Recreation’s Walk and Talk groups have donated equipment to a sport and leisure group for people with disabilities.

Walk and Talk involves a series of simple social exercise events, held around the island to help introduce regular physical activity into people’s lives.

The money was raised through a raffle held during the Walk and Talk Christmas dinner, held on December 10 at the Palace Hotel in Douglas.

The raffle brought in £275, which was used to supply Boccia kit including skittles.

Boccia is a fully inclusive sport for all ages and abilities, related to bowls.

It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other disabilities, and has been a Paralympic sport since 1984, one of only three events not to have an Olympic counterpart.

The equipment, which was handed over at the National Sports Centre, includes slides to aim and roll balls at the skittles, for those who find it physically difficult to bowl.

 

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