The insport Series event, organised by Disability Sport Wales, is heading back to Cardiff on Saturday September 14th and will be held at the National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus from 10am to 4pm. The event will be supported by Cardiff Bay Rotary Club for the tenth year in a row.
Now in its sixteenth year the event offers disabled people of all ages the opportunity to try over 20 different sports along with their family and friends. As well as the community day on the 14th, there is also a separate day organised for schools and groups on Friday September 13th.
Wales continues to enjoy significant growth in participation. With its community focus on inclusive sport and physical activity Disability Sport Wales now offers over 1.6 million opportunities per year to disabled people across Wales. The insport Series event is part of that offer providing the perfect opportunity for people to try a wide range of sports and find out more about the many local clubs that they can join.
Paralympian Phil Pratt who is Captain of the Men’s Great Britain’s Wheelchair Basketball Team attended the event when he was eleven years old and tried out wheelchair basketball for the first time. Phil said “I would encourage anyone with a disability to go to the event. It’s always great fun and you meet so many great clubs and coaches. I tried so many sports and loved wheelchair basketball. I joined the club that I met there and now I am thrilled to be in the GB Team.”
Whether you aspire to be the next Phil Pratt, or just want to take part for social or health reasons, the insport series offers something for everyone. Suitable for all ages from toddlers to senior citizens, everyone is encouraged to come and get involved in this fantastic day and see what sports are on offer in their local community.
Gareth Thomas, Chair of Disability Sport Wales said “The insport Series Event in Cardiff has provided many thousands of people over the years with either their first experience of sport, or an opportunity to try something different and in addition to what they normally do. The 20 sport on offer over the two days are delivered by local clubs, and that means that you can come along and get a first taste of something and then follow it up with going along to something every week and local to you.