Posted on 07/08/2017 in Disability
A team of gymnasts from Scotland are in Sheffield ahead of the Special Olympics GB National Games.
The 14 gymnasts, all from the City of Glasgow, are competing in both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics from Wednesday to Friday, after Tuesday’s opening ceremony which will feature former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley.
Around 2,600 athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities from across England, Scotland and Wales will compete in a variety of sports, supported by 800 coaches, 750 volunteers and 150 officials.
The Games give athletes the opportunity to achieve and demonstrate their abilities to the community in a large national competition, acquiring the confidence and social and life skills that will help their inclusion in society.
The event is also an opportunity for people to give back to the community and make a difference when coaching, officiating and volunteering at the event.
Good luck to all our gymnasts and their coaches – here’s to a successful Games!