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The call has gone out across Cornwall for potential Special Olympics athletes to be part of the new Special Olympics Cornwall club that is on its way.
Cornwall is a target location for developing the legacy to the 2013 National Summer Games which were based in the South West. The new Special Olympics Cornwall club will be based on the current network of sports clubs in Cornwall that already offer a strong disability programme.
Steve Hillman from Cornwall Sports Partnership explained: "Across Cornwall we already have a great range of sports which people with intellectual disabilities can take part in. We want to make sure that our Special Olympics Cornwall club complements these efforts. When we are up and running the club will meet once a month and signpost athletes to their local clubs where they will have access to weekly training sessions. The added advantage for the athletes registering with Special Olympics Cornwall is that they will be able to access the unique competition pathway that Special Olympics provides."
Special Olympics' competition pathway enables athletes, whatever their sporting ability, to progress from local and regional competition events through to competing at a national or event international level representing Great Britain. In September 2013, 50 Special Olympics athletes will be competing in Belgium at the European Summer Games and in 2015 over 120 athletes will represent Great Britain at the World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
Special Olympics Cornwall at Truro and Penwith College, Truro Campus takes place on the first Saturday every month (12:00 for a 12:30 start - 15:00) where the all weather pitch, indoor sports hall, Olympic weightlifting gym and indoor courts will be put to good use.
For further information or to find out how to get involved please contact:
Steve Hillman T: 07837 311 539 E: firstname.lastname@example.org