52 kids with disability inspired at junior sports event in Uxbridge


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On 7 June 2018, Wheelchair sports charity, WheelPower partnered with the Middlesex Masonic Sports Association and Brunel University to deliver a ‘Feel Inspired’ junior disability sports event for 12 to 18-year-olds in Uxbridge.

The event was a great success, with 52 children from 3 local schools taking part in a wide range of sports including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair badminton, powerlifting, fencing, boccia, modern pentathlon shooting and zone hockey.

Amongst the helpers and trainers was Great Britain Powerlifting gold medallist, Louise Sugden, who coached powerlifting, showed her medals and inspired all present with her story.

"The junior camp was a resounding success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated," said Oliver Buncombe, WheelPower's Sport Development Officer.

"We are extremely grateful for the support we received from Brunel University London, who provided the sports facilities we required and whose students were fantastic volunteers. A big thank you must also be said to the sports coaches who gave of their time to deliver the sports sessions.

"Finally, we cannot thank the Middlesex Masonic Sports Association enough for their support in not only providing brilliant volunteers but for also funding this event. We hope that we will be able to work alongside them again and host more events like this in and around Middlesex in future."

Louise Sugden - GB Powerlifting Gold Medallist
Louise Sugden - GB Powerlifting Gold Medallist

Paul Sully, Chairman of the MMSA added "We at the  Middlesex Masonic Sports Association care about our local community. We are very proud to be associated with this event and able to help Wheelpower transform lives through sport. It was a great day and we already have plans to repeat the exercise, hopefully in conjunction with our friends at Brunel University"

For more information please visit www.wheelpower.org.uk or call 01296 395995.

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