Village’s sports extravaganza includes Boccia

WHO could forget the wonderful scenes at the Olympic stadium during the Paralympic games?Villagers hope to recreate the joy of those two weeks in 2012 with their own festival of Paralympic sport.Sports star Olivia Breen will be there to launch Denmead Sports Fest on Saturday which will see activities such as goalball, wheelchair rugby and boccia take place at Ashling Pavilion.Other activities include demonstrations of sitting volleyball, wheelchair tennis and cricket for the visual impaired.Tony Daniells, from Denmead Parish Council, said: ‘A lot of us went to the Paralympics last year and we were so impressed.‘There was a lot of talk about maintaining the Olympic legacy and we have got the facilities to do just that.

via Paralympic legacy lives on in village’s sports extravaganza – Portsmouth News.

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