We’ve joined forces with Lambeth Council to support disabled children in this year's London Youth Games

We’ve joined forces with Lambeth Council to help find disabled children who are keen to represent their Borough in the Para Sports competitions which are being organised by London Youth Games.

In February, disabled youngsters from Immanuel and St. Andrews Primary School (Vauxhall) and St. Stephens Primary School (Stockwell) travelled to Westway Sports Centre in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to compete in the Sitting Volleyball and Boccia competitions respectively.

The children competed with great skill and enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and play against hundreds of other disabled children from all parts of London. St. Stephens finished a creditable 17thin their event whilst Immanuel School achieved a worthy 12th place finish.

Commenting on the whole experience, a Year 4 student from St. Stephen’s said: “The Boccia competition was great fun and we enjoyed playing at the tournament. I had the chance to see other schools play and I was able to learn from them. My team helped me a lot and I was able to play well."

There are many more Para Sports events to be contested over the next few months including Football, Athletics, New Age Kurling, Indoor Rowing and Swimming. We shall continue to work with Lambeth Council to help identify participants to represent their Borough and our coaches look forward to introducing them to sports activities they may never have tried before.

Need support with your London Youth Games teams?

Get in contact with our Project Delivery team on clubs@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk to see how our qualified coaches can support your team's training and competition at London Youth Games.