Suffolk athletes support Disability Badminton Festival in Cambridge

A group of ActivLives/Special Olympics Suffolk Badminton players went over to Cambridge recently, to support the Disability Festival as part of the Badminton England ‘Big Hit’ initiative. Our group of 10 players, were brilliantly supported by family members and friends. The ‘Big Hit’ initiative is part of the Badminton England follow up to the successful Paralympics Badminton in Tokyo. ActivLives held a ‘Bring a Guest’ session, earlier in the same week, which was also part of the ‘Big Hit’. A big thank you to all who supported these events. If you would like to know more about Inclusive Badminton in Ipswich for players with a learning disability, please contact Mike at ActivLives on 07531 236442.

Special Olympics skiing competition

Connor has competed in his first Special Olympics skiing competition on 12 th September which was run by the South East. The day was well attended by skiers.

Connor did very well and won a Gold medal in the slalom and also a Gold medal in the Gs. Both were in the Advanced Division one category.

He was also the fasted skier on the day in both competitions.

The next competition will be on the 2nd October in the West Midlands.

Badminton England initiative; The ‘Big Hit’

ActivLives and Special Olympics Suffolk are actively supporting the current Badminton England initiative, the ‘Big Hit’.

To celebrate the success of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Badminton England, in partnership with local clubs and coaches, are hosting a series of disability Para-Badminton Festivals.

The festivals provide an opportunity for all disabled people to get involved and try a new sport? Or if you have experienced badminton previously, it’s time to get back on court!

Delivered by experienced Disability Badminton Coaches, the Para Badminton Festivals can be enjoyed by all and promise to be lots of fun, involving skill-based activities and on-court games.

Disability Badminton | Badminton England

Mike McCarthy

ActivSport Manager

07531 236442