More than a dozen sports will be on offer as Medway Park plays host to a free disability and Clubmark sports taster day.

Visitors to the centre on Thursday, 18 July will be able to try everything from archery and athletics to martial arts and wheelchair rugby league – just days after the completion of the wheelchair rugby league World Cup at Medway Park.

Coaching will be offered in the Paralympic sports of archery, athletics boccia, adapted cycling, goalball, table tennis, wheelchair basketball and football.

There will also be sessions adapted for participants with disabilities. These include badminton, dance, tai chi, martial arts and powerchair football, as well as a chance to try Medway Park’s fully accessible gym.

Information and advice on finding a sports club will be available throughout the day.
The sample sessions are open to children and adults, whether disabled, able-bodied, new to sport or just trying something new. They run from 10am to 4pm at the centre in Mill Road, Gillingham.

The taster day is one of the final events of this year’s Medway Festival of Sport, which has seen more than 12,000 people involved in 50 events in 70 days.

It has been organised by the Medway Sport at Medway Council in partnership with national governing bodies and leading local sports clubs, including those that have achieved the gold-standard quality Clubmark accreditation.

A full programme can be downloaded from the disability sports pages at http://www.medway.gov.uk/medwaysport. It is also available from the Medway Park reception.
For more information contact call 01634 338763 or email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk

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