Energise to host Celebrating Ability day for disability sport people


City of York Council will once again welcome disabled sports enthusiasts to try out new sports, activities and fun sessions at the city’s Celebrating Ability day at Energise on Tuesday 7 August.

The event showcases sport and physical activity for disabled people and is a celebration of sport and physical ability for those who have a disability, are deaf or hard of hearing or have a sensory impairment. 

There’s a wide range of activities for people to take part in, including football, cycling, tennis, swimming and powerchair football. 

The council has partnered with over a dozen local clubs and organisations to deliver these taster sessions. Fencing will be a new sport to try this year following the successful introduction of judo last year. All participants will receive a medal and a certificate for taking part. 

Other sports include archery, cricket and gym taster sessions. For these sports booking is advised as places are limited and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Celebrating Ability day is hosted by the council’s sport and active leisure team to encourage more residents into sport and highlight the all year round opportunities available within the city’s strong disability sport sector. 

Admission for the event will cost £4.10. To book or for further information, please contact paul.ramskill@york.gov.uk, call 01904 553372 or visit www.york.gov.uk/celebratingability

For more information about inclusive sports opportunities in York visit www.york.gov.uk/disabilitysport.

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