WheelPower Sports Festival - 11 October 2022 (Cambridge)

Date: 
11 Oct 2022 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Host: 
WheelPower
Location: 
Cambridge University (Sports Centre)
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge
CB3 0AS
United Kingdom

The WheelPower Sports Festival - Cambridge is a great way for anyone over the age of 5 years with a physical disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

How to enter:

If you are an individual attending on your own, or a parent attending with your child, please use the Individual Booking Form below:

INDIVIDUAL BOOKING FORM

If you are a school bringing a group of students, please use the Group Booking Form below:

GROUP BOOKING FORM

Time:

  • Registration is from 9.30am and the festival will finish at approximately 3.00pm.

Location

  • Cambridge University (Sports Centre), Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS
  • There is plenty of free accessible parking at the venue.

  • The venue also has accessible toilets and changing facilities.

Cost:

  • This is a FREE event, but we would be grateful for a charitable donation to support WheelPower's vital work (minimum donation = £1)

Lunch:

  • A packed lunch will be provided.

The deadline for registration is 5pm Tuesday 4 October 2022

Who is the Festival for?

  • WheelPower's Sports Festival is open to anyone with physical disability, from the age of 5 years to Adult. Please note that activities will be split into appropriate age groups.

  • If any siblings want to attend as well to enable them to take part in the activities together then they are more than welcome - just let us know. 

  • "The WheelPower Sports Festival is a great way to make new friends, improve your health and have fun! All activity is adapted to suit your abilities and experienced coches will be on hand to support you to develop your sporting skills throughout the day." Nicki, London
  • "Our son Nathaniel has cerebral palsy and he loves playing sport with other children. He’s loved trying new things that he hasn’t done before, and realising what he can do in a wheelchair. I would absolutely and most definitely recommend the festival to others and it’s been lovely to meet other parents." Nathaniels Family, Colchester
  • "Playing sports gets rid of all the anxiety built up inside of me and sport makes me feel happy. I would definitely recommend the festival to others for trying new sports and trying stuff you’ve never done before.  I will never stop playing sport, thank you WheelPower." Dillon, 10 from Ipswich

Sports and activities:

  • The Festival will include a variety of wheelchair sports. 

  • These activities ​are all about having fun, learning new skills and receiving coaching - this may include a small element of competition but this is optional.

  • Everyone will be welcome to take part and the sports and activities will be suitable for you at a level at which you will feel comfortable.

  • Each sport will last for 40 minutes but people can go at their own pace and have rests when needed.

  • All of our sports coaches have lots of experience in delivering activities to people who have different impairments and needs.

  • All people attending can discuss their needs and support with the Event Manager and sport coaches in a safe and private environment before starting an activity.

  • For some of the sports at the festival you will be required to use your own wheelchair. Please ensure, if applicable, that you bring a chair that you are willing to use in activities at the Festival. WheelPower’s sports wheelchairs will be available for certain sports

This event is supported by the Rotary Club of Cambridge South

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