London,
29
July
2010
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Hackney residents make a splash at sports open day

More than 100 Hackney residents had fun trying out new activities at a free sports day at Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre.

Disabled people were joined by their family, carers and friends at the Activity for All day, where they had the chance to take part in canoeing, sailing, athletics, football, basketball, badminton, dance and Tai Chi. There was also soft play, a sensory quiet room, and t-shirt painting.

The Activity for All open days happen three times a year in the borough’s leisure centres and are designed to inspire disabled people across the borough to try out new sports and realise their potential.

They are run by the borough’s leisure managers GLL, Hackney Council s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Unit, Hackney Ark resource centre, NHS City & Hackney and the Learning Trust.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: "More and more of us are joining in as 2012 comes closer. The Activity for All open days are proving to be a great opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to come along and have a chance to experience all of the different activities and sports on offer in the borough.”