The Junior Games 2015 will be taking place on 10th October at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, where the Paralympics were born. LimbPower are proud to present an event that will introduce amputees and young people with limb impairment aged 11-18 years to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.
The LimbPower Games (formerly the Amputee Games) were launched in 2008 and have become a much anticipated annual event introducing primary amputees to a wide range of sports, helping many of them with their rehabilitation and leading to a long standing interest in sport, and for some even Paralympic-level success.
Stoke Mandeville Stadium will host a wide range of activities including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, athletics, table tennis and handcycling. All activities will be under the guidance of coaches and mentors from the relevant National Governing Bodies. The Junior Games is all in the aid of fun to encourage children to have a go at different sports and create new friends, even creating the next Paralympian.
The mother of a previous participant said of last year’s event; “The Junior Games is such a confidence booster for Anna. She’s made friends and learned sports she would never have tried without it. It’s even inspired her to join an athletics club.”
Kiera Roche, Founder and Chief Executive of LimbPower commented; “We’re thrilled to be able to run this event again and continue to offer the same opportunities to young people that we have been offering to adults at the LimbPower Games”.
The Junior Games will help young amputees to learn new skills, have fun and importantly to discover their potential through sport. The cost to attend is just £10 for those participating, with siblings welcome to register also and join in.