5th Seahaven Para Games

On Sunday 7th August the fifth annual Seahaven Para Games took place at the Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford hosted by Wave Leisure Trust (Wave). Over 25 competitors, from throughout East Sussex participated in the Games which were fully accessible to everyone thanks to a free door-to-door mini-bus service kindly provided by Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA).
The competitors took part in an exciting action-packed day which showcased their sporting skills. The challenging activities included Boccia (a form of indoor bowls), table tennis, kurling, wheelchair basketball, tennis, table cricket, goal football and the highly competitive Wheelchair Slalom.
The event was opened by Duncan Kerr, CEO of Wave who welcomed everyone to the Games and wished all the competitors the very best of luck.
Duncan commented “The Wave Team is proud to be able to host and deliver the Seahaven Para Games for a fifth year. This event continues reinforce our commitment to promoting good health and active lifestyles, bringing inclusive participation and enjoyable activities to all our community.”
Michael Foster, the High Sherriff for East Sussex also welcomed the competitors and added: “The Seahaven Para Games really showcase the strength and energy that sport and physical activity – and all the related benefits – brings to everyone. I wish each competitor a happy and enjoyable Games and look forward to presenting the medals later today at the Awards Ceremony.”
Bill Pierce, Rotary Club of Seaford President in welcoming the competitors added “We are extremely pleased that the 2016 Seahaven Para Games are able to take place with the support of Seaford Rotary Club. By contributing to the Games, we can offer our community the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide range of different and new sports and activities, make new friendships and reinforce existing partnerships.”
Paula Woolven, Community & Communications Manager at CTLA commented “CTLA is delighted to help ensure the participants of the Games can reach the event by providing free transport for the day.”
After the morning competition, everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch and chatted about the different kinds of activities they would like to see at the 2017 Games (date yet to be confirmed).
The Games’ ended with the highly competitive and anticipated Wheelchair Slalom. Robbie Weston left the competition far behind and won the 2016 title.
The day came to a close with an Awards Ceremony, where The High Sherriff for East Sussex, Michael Foster, presented competitors with the certificates and medals.

posted: Sunday, 7 August 2016

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