The Disability Syndicate is thrilled to announce that Have A Go Day, a fantastic free disability sports day, will be taking place at Derby College on Sunday 24 June, kicking off the week leading up to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the city. Open to people of all ages and abilities, the event is a unique opportunity to have a go at wide variety of different disability sports.
Opening with disabled football and archery, throughout the day the public will also be able to have a go at cricket, wheelchair basketball, table tennis, wheelchair badminton, target ball sport Boccia and many more. There will also be accessible gym facilities and information from a range of services available to Disabled People. All sports sessions on the day will be led by qualified coaches, guaranteeing the best opportunity to participate in and discover more about these superb sports.
During this years’ summer of sport, Have A Go Day is the perfect opportunity for the public to take part in activities they might never have considered, turning them from spectators to a participators.
Will MacKenzie, Just Fun Activity Coordinator at the Disability Syndicate, said that Have A Go Day is a “great opportunity to come and try the disability sport that Derby has to offer, see some great sport and meet some great people.”
Peter Gordon, Assistant Principal for Sport at Derby College, said: "We are delighted to be hosting the Have a Go Day, which highlights the breadth and expertise of disability sports. As a College we are committed to inclusivity in sport - welcoming learners and members of the public, both as individuals and as part of teams, to use the wide range of facilities here."
No booking is required for Have A Go Day, which will take place from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 24 June at Derby College, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8PU.
To get involved in the build-up to this exciting sporting event, “like” it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HaveAGoDay or use the hash tag #haveagoinderby on Twitter.