insport Series Event Haverfordwest
Disability Sport Wales held the Arriva Trains Wales insport Series event this weekend (9th July) at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre. This is the third year the event has been run in Pembrokeshire and has been supported by Snowdrop Independent Living.
The weekend saw disabled people attend and try a number of different sports including Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Table Tennis, Target Shooting, Climbing and Wheelchair Rugby.
Angela Miles the Disability Sport Wales Development officer said “This was our 3rd year hosting the insport Series event in Haverfordwest, I would like to thank all the clubs and volunteers for supporting the event again. This year, it was great to have a table tennis club from Carmarthen with their robot, who are now looking to hold a table tennis development day with the aim to hopefully start a club in Pembrokeshire”
The day was supported by Snowdrop independent living who is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of products and equipment for those of us who are less able. Sally Inglesant Managing Director for Snowdrop said “Once again the insport event was a great success. People were arriving in good numbers right from the start and more than 40 people of all ages enjoyed participating in different activities. There is clearly an appetite for these events which are great for social interaction, the development of new skills, and creating opportunities for people to realise their potential. We are excited that we were able to carry the torch of success from the then ‘Wheelchair Sports Spectacular’ in Cardiff into Pembrokeshire 3 years ago and that inclusive sport has gained momentum since. The success of the newly branded 'insport series' event in Pembrokeshire has been as a result of close collaboration between Snowdrop Independent Living, Haverfordwest Leisure Centre and Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Pembrokeshire, and we are very pleased to have been able to see this idea come to fruition”
Rob Evans, Welsh International and Scarlets prop who took time out of his busy schedule to visit the day and get involved with a bit of Wheelchair Rugby.
We spoke to some of the parents of participants on the day; Mum of 5 year old Sam said “We really enjoyed the day, it's great to see Sam having fun in wheelchairs with others” Mum of Leah aged 8 said “It’s such a lovely day, so nice to see all activities available to individuals with various forms of disabilities all under one roof”
For more information on clubs and sessions in your area please visit the Disability Sport Wales website www.disabilitysportwales.com/play/ Keep an eye out for our next insport Series events that will be taking place at Margam Country Park on the 14th – 18th August and Cardiff National Indoor Athletics Centre on the 8th & 9th of September.