Chance for children to get sport in act

disabled youngsters have been given the chance to display their sporting talents as part of North Tyneside Council’s Year of the Games initiative.

The council and other sports providers have been working together to host various activities including disability athletics participation days.

The first such day was held in February, and it proved so popular that another was staged at Monkseaton’s Churchill Playing Fields this month.

The council and North of Tyne Athletics Network invited participants along to develop their skills in sports including running, jumping and throwing.

The next participation day will take place on Sunday, May 13, at the playing fields.

The council has also been working alongside Newcastle’s Sport Works to host a series of disability sports camps, giving young people the chance to try games including football, hockey and rounders.

Sport Works managing director Neil Cameron said: “The disability sports camp for disabled children in North Tyneside has continued to grow in strength and stature.

“More and more children are beginning to access the programme.

“It is great to be able to develop their sporting skills and abilities.”

For further details of sport participation days, visit www.sportnorthtyneside.org.uk