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Residents with disabilities get active at Solihull Games

Solihull residents with disabilities got the chance to try out a variety of activities last month as the Solihull Gets Active Games took place at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

The games consist of free taster sessions designed to showcase the wide range of sporting activities open to people with disabilities. The event was well attended, with over 140 people present, comprising participants, carers and families.

The sports on offer ranged from tag rugby and table cricket to soft archery and wheelchair rugby. Tai-Chi, boxercise and walking football were also offered, and there was even a chance to try Bhangra Burnoff, which helps people to keep fit whilst doing traditional Bhangra moves.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Flo Nash, took part in several sports when she came along to support the annual event, including Tai-Chi. She also cheered on the participants elsewhere at the leisure centre.

She said of the Solihull Gets Active Games: “This is an excellent event for people with disabilities. They get the opportunity to try so many activities in one day; hopefully many of them will find something they want to take up.”

For more information on the Solihull Gets Active Games, and to sign up for the activities that were showcased at the event, go to http://www.solihullactive.co.uk/solihull-gets-active-games or call 0121 770 3822.

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