Pan-disability event promotes inclusive sports to east London youngsters
PUBLISHED: 12:53 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:07 24 October 2017
Disabled youngsters have demonstrated their sporting prowess at an activities day in the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
Time to Shine, a free pan-disability event for 11- to 18-year-olds, saw participants try a variety of inclusive sports yesterday in the hope that they take up a pastime in the future.
Up to 120 performers from east London boroughs including Barking and Dagenham, Newham and Tower Hamlets, had a go at wheelchair basketball, athletics, swimming and archery - among other sports - in short taster sessions.
They were coached by experienced and qualified coaches from various sporting organisations.
Time To Shine is a post-Paralympic legacy programme organised by charity WheelPower.
It feature several events through the year at venues including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
To date, the project has sign-posted more than 1,500 young disabled people from east London to nearby sport and physical activity opportunities.