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Disability sports taster day at Louth Meridian Leisure Centre

The disability sports taster day at the Meridian Leisure Centre last month.

The disability sports taster day at the Meridian Leisure Centre last month.

A disability sports taster day was held at the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth last month, which coincided with the visit from Chairman of Sport England Nick Bitel.

Mr Bitel visited the leisure centre on June 5 to present a £152,000 cheque to the Leader of the ELDC, Doreen Stephenson, and £30,000 to Legbourne and Little Cawthorpe Community Centre, but he was also impressed by the sports facilities that were made available for disabled people at the site.

Pupils from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College and Legbourne Primary School took part in the event, which has been awarded £3,154 of funding from the District Council’s Community Grants scheme.

Mr Bitel said: “I’m delighted to say that in the last year we have seen record numbers of people with disabilities taking up sport, and I’m sure that this project will help.

“Clearly more progress needs to be made with engaging people with disabilities in sport, and a lot of the focus of the work we’re doing is to change that.”

Councillor Doreeen Stephenson added that she hopes a full-time disability sports group will develop, and she would be happy to help set it up.

 

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