Mark Griffin has been making a huge splash in Canoe Marathon classes over the last year which is an astounding achievement when you read the personal challenges Mark has had to overcome to paddle his way to success.
Level Playing Fields exists primarily to improve access to disabled sports fans to enjoy live sports. The organisation’s roots are in football but they cover all sports. Chairperson, Joyce Cook, told us about some of the current projects they’re involved in. Continue reading
Perhaps a couple of hours on a lovely accessible barge on the Grand Union Canal in Hertfordshire isn’t quite the same as a life-time at sea but it certainly was fun. I was really chuffed to be invited onboard the newly re-furbished Queen Elizabeth Foundation’s accessible barge (also named ‘Queen Elizabeth’) recently and only a little terrified when – once up stream – I was invited to steer the boat.
Olympic Games’ legendary gymnasts, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, put on a masterclass for a group of Special Olympics Great Britain athletes yesterday in Sidcup, near London.
Special Olympics GB is the largest registered charity providing year round sports training and competition opportunities for thousands of people with intellectual (learning) disabilities. Almost 1.2 million people in the UK (2% of the population) have an intellectual disability.