Published on 6th January 2012

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Young disabled people in Gloucestershire will have the opportunity to come and try a range of different sports on Saturday 14 January 2012.

The 'Have a Go' disability sport event includes free taster sessions in archery, badminton, sports hall athletics, short tennis and swimming. The event will contain a number of timetabled sessions throughout the day. The sessions, led by local clubs, will be accessible for all young people aged 8 - 18 years with disabilities. Local club coaches will be on hand to give participants a quality experience as well as being able to offer information on local opportunities.

The day's structure will be as follows:

  • 10.00 - 10.45    Sports Hall Athletics
  • 11.00 - 11.45    Short Tennis & Swimming
  • 12.00 - 12.45    Tri Golf/Golf Xtreme
  • 13.00 - 15.00    Archery

In partnership with the Cheltenham & District Sports Association for the Disabled, the popular Saturday 'Have a Go' inclusion club is being re-launched from leisure@cheltenham on Saturday afternoons after this event.

Tom Sparks, sports development officer said: "This day is a great opportunity for young people with disabilities to come and have a go at a variety of interesting sports. It's great that the Saturday 'Have a Go' inclusion club will be re-launched under the ownership of the Sports Association and we hope that young people will be inspired and encouraged by the 2012 Paralympic Games to come along and get involved in a range of sports on a Saturday afternoon."

For more information on the 'Have a Go' event or the re-launch of the club, contact the sports development team on 01242 264324 or email