Para Sport Festival

Para Sport Festival

Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021, 11:00 - 15:00

Venue: Melton Town Park

The Melton Inclusive Sport & Physical Activity (MISPA) Steering Group is organising a Paralympic-inspired event on Sunday 5th September.

The Para Sport Festival is being organised to celebrate the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games which are taking place between 24th August – 5th September, and also provide an opportunity for the community to come together and get involved in some inclusive activities.

The event is a great opportunity for the community to come together after a challenging 16 months living with COVID-19. With restrictions continuing to ease, it is important that we support resident's physical health and mental wellbeing, and help to reduce the widening equality gaps caused by the pandemic.

You will not only find out about local clubs and groups who provide inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities, but also learn more about the Paralympics and disability sport in general. We encourage everyone to come along and get involved!

There will be a wide range of activities to try on the day, including:

  • Blind Football
  • Football Activities
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Orienteering
  • Dance
  • Stretch & Mobility classes
  • Boccia & New Age Kurling
  • Parkrun - taster runs
  • Taster of badge activities from the Cubs (mini obstacle course, treasure hunt etc)
  • Tennis activities - including wheelchair tennis, cardio tennis & some fun tennis challenges
  • Everyone Active - Meet the Team, Spin tasters and FREE day passes
  • Play Close Park - Children's Play Area and specialised play equipment suitable for a wheel chair and push chair
  • Unlock Your You - Meet the Superheroes!
  • Meet the Melton Lions
  • And more!

The event is free to attend and will take place on Sunday 5 September between 11:00-15:00, at Melton Town Park (Wilton Park & Play Park Close), Leicester Road, LE13 0DZ.

We will be encouraging attendees to keep socially distanced and sanitised throughout, and numbers of those taking part in activities with also be managed to ensure the event is COVID safe.

For additional information please contact:

Abbie Brewin (Physical Activity Development Officer)

01664 504289

Tags: Paralympics, activities, sport