14th October 2014

Para Athletics Introduction Days

14 October 2014 

Do you see yourself as the next David Weir, Jonnie Peacock or Hannah Cockroft? If you enjoy sport or trying something new, British Athletics are promoting a series of free Para Athletics Introduction Days for aspiring disabled athletes.

The days, which run from 10am-3pm will give children aged 11+ the opportunity to train with specialist coach across the Paralympic events, which include: sprints, ambulant throws, seated throws and wheelchair racing.

The impairment groups covered will include:

          Visually impaired and blind

          Cerebral palsy including stroke and trauma

          Spinal injuries

          Amputee including dysmelia and talipes


          Learning disability

Anyone wishing to take part need to register in advance stating which Introduction Day and event(s) they are interested in:

Sunday 19 October at Loughborough – contact Job King

Sunday 23 November at Manchester – contact Shelley Holroyd

Sunday 25 January at Sheffield – contact Shelley Holroyd

Sunday 8 February at Loughborough – contact Job King

Sunday 8 March at Bath – contact Job King

Sunday 29 March in North London – contact Job King


Job King (Midlands & South): jking@britishathletics.org.uk / 07841 504311

Shelley Holroyd (North & East): sholroyd@britishathletics.org.uk / 07912 070625