Friday saw the first session of the Para-sport Stars programme at Forrester/St Augustine's Community Sports HUB, giving the young people in attendance the opportunity to try badminton and athletics. The two hour session was led by local club coaches with extensive experience in disability sport, with the young people playing badminton for the first hour before breaking to resume with a second hour of athletics.
The Para-sport Stars programme is open to school aged young people with a physical disability, aiming to provide a taste in a range of sports before signposting them to clubs in sports they have particularly enjoyed. The programme will also include sessions in wheelchair basketball, judo and fencing.
These session are completely free for young people and run from 2pm - 4pm every Friday until 19th June. Although the programme is based in Edinburgh, we would certainly welcome young people from additional local authorities across the Lothian region.