Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Amputee Games 14-15th August 200

K ROCHE

On 14th-15th
August 2010 100 amputees will meet at Stoke Mandeville

On 14th-15th
August 2010 100 amputees will meet at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – the
national centre for wheelchair sport and the birthplace of the paralympic games
– in Buckinghamshire to take part in a unique sporting competition, The Amputee
Games.

 

Participants will take part in 13
Paralympics sports – run by the sports governing bodies – over two-days, where
they will learn which sports best suit their ability and their lifestyle as
well as their individual talents, they will also experience the benefits of
participation in sport.

 

Participation in the games is designed for primary
amputees who have been an amputee for between one and four years, this is to
ensure that injuries sustained through trauma have healed and that participants
are wearing suitable prostheses which will enable them to participate: this
will also ensure that each year new amputees get the opportunity to participate
while previous participants move onto their chosen sport.

 

The Games will give these primary
amputees an opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports, taught by
specialist from the individual sports governing bodies and associations. They
will take part in 13 different sports both recreationally and competitively:
providing them with a pathway to join the individual disability sporting
associations after the games, where they can progress their skills. The four
competitive sports, each featured in the Paralympics, are swimming, athletics,
shooting and archery and the nine non-competitive sports, are wheelchair
basketball, badminton, table-tennis, fencing, sitting volleyball, power
lifting, athletics, cycling and hand-cycling, and tennis.

 

The Amputee Games is presented by LimbPower and supported
by WheelPower, The Limbless Association and The Douglas Bader Foundation and
sponsored by Chas.A.Blatchfords and Boost Charitable
Trust
Please can you let your patients know about the games. www.limbpower.com

 

For further information on the Games please contact
Catherine Booth [email protected]
or Kiera Roche at [email protected]

You can read more about the Amputee Games on our website:
www.limbpower.com

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