December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 11, 2013
Active Devon chief exec ‘absolutely thrilled’ with record entries
This year’s Devon Autumn Ability Games will allow more than 400 young disabled people to participate across six different sports.
The Devon-wide event is taking place at the Tarka Tennis centre in Barnstaple on Wednesday as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games and will also be relying on more than 60 games maker-style volunteers from local schools and colleges.
Active Devon Chief Executive Matt Evans said: “Often it is more difficult for disabled people to get into sport so we are absolutely thrilled that so many young disabled people will be participating in the Devon Autumn Ability Games.
“The support of local schools has been brilliant and it shows in the record number of entries this year, and with young volunteers also helping to stage and deliver the event I genuinely believe that the event showcases the very best in grassroots sport in Devon.
“It is going to be a fantastic day for everyone involved and shows that the London 2012 flame is still burning brightly in Devon.”
The Devon Autumn Ability Games is one of a number of initiatives supported by Devon County Council as part of its commitment to securing a legacy from last year’s London Olympic games.