Lincolnshire’s Champion for the London 2012 Games has praised the support local people and businesses have offered the Egyptian Paralympic Team ahead of their visit to Lincolnshire.
In preparation for the Egyptian Paralympic Team’s Pre-Games Training Camp in the county this month, individuals have volunteered their time, leisure facilities are providing sports venues for training and local businesses are donating goods and equipment to support the team.
The powerlifting athletes will be visiting St Bernard’s School in Louth, among other county facilities.
Councilor Doreen Stephenson, Lincolnshire Champion for the London 2012 Games and Leader of East Lindsey District Council, said: “It’s fantastic – we are delighted that people across the county have offered so much support to the Egyptian Paralympic Team during their time in Lincolnshire.
“Whether it’s a local business supplying goods for the team or a physiotherapist volunteering their time to support the athletes the whole county has come together to welcome the team. We want to provide the Egyptian Paralympic Team with a highly professional Pre-Games Training Camp in Lincolnshire, and I’m confident we can achieve this.
“With the Olympic Games well underway and the ambition that the Games will Inspire a Generation, we’re keen for local people to meet the Egyptian athletes during their time in the county to be inspired and find out more about them.
“There will be a number of open training and meet and greet sessions in a range of locations that I hope local people will take up.”
“This is our chance to once again bring the Olympics closers to home.”
The Egyptian Paralympic Team will arrive in Lincolnshire on Saturday 18th August, and will be accommodated at The Holiday Inn Express in Lincoln. The team of 40 athletes and 16 support staff will train at three venues across the county; Athletics at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston, Powerlifting at St. Bernard’s School in Louth and Sitting Volleyball and Table Tennis at the Sports Centre at the University of Lincoln.