Young Athletes Excel at Tayside Parasport Festival

From Scottish Disability Sport

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Young athletes with a range of physical disabilities and sensory impairments took part in Scottish Disability Sport’s ‘Tayside Parasport Festival’ at Dundee & Angus College, Dundee.

Coaches from Scottish Athletics, Badminton Scotland, Tennis Scotland, Scottish Swimming, and clubs from across the region including the Tayside Dynamos Powerchair Football Club, Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club, Arbroath Athletics Club, Discovery Swimming Club, and Dundee Boccia Club, delivered coaching sessions in a range of sports, ably assisted by HND Sports Coaching & Development students from Dundee & Angus College.

The event, run by Scottish Disability Sport and supported by Active Schools teams in Dundee, Angus, and Perth & Kinross, was a great opportunity for all the young athletes to have fun and try sports they may not have experienced before.

GB Boccia player Joshua Rowe, and Scottish wheelchair basketballer Gemma Lumsdaine of Dundee Dragons, were at the event giving expert coaching advice and inspiring our athletes of the future with their own personal experiences in sport.

Tina Gordon, SDS Tayside Regional Officer, commented, “It was great to see that we have such potential sporting talent throughout the Tayside Region, and I’m sure we will see many of the participants here today taking up sport in our local clubs.  The students from Dundee & Angus College have certainly put on an event which the young athletes have clearly enjoyed, and I know that Joshua and Gemma have inspired everyone with their experiences”

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