Disability sports day in Bradford is hailed a success

The Mad Hatter welcomes participants including Mamoon Hussain in the wheelchair

The Mad Hatter welcomes participants including Mamoon Hussain in the wheelchair

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Sports and activities were on offer at a successful event in Bradford for people with disabilities.

The Disability Fun Day – opened by the Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Khadim Hussain – featured cycling, athletics, boccia, cricket, football and new age curling.

There was also a bouncy castle, Wii Fit, a fire engine, Jamie’s Ministry of Food, and cafe. The free event, at Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Odsal, was for people with disabilities or additional support needs.

One of the organisers, Andrew Lane, of West Yorkshire Sport, said the event had gone “spectacularly well.” The number of people who attended, which was between 60 and 70, surpassed expectations and was many more than the number who had registered in advance.

The wide age range of those who attended was also a factor that pleased the organisers.

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12:59pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bradfordian says...

Wonderful that this event was held. It would have been even better if it had been advertised more widely. It is a start and hopefully will be built on.
Wonderful that this event was held. It would have been even better if it had been advertised more widely. It is a start and hopefully will be built on. bradfordian
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4:20pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bobsellers says...

My family had a fantastic day and really enjoyed the sports on offer plus all the little extras which were provided (face painter, entertainer etc).
My family had a fantastic day and really enjoyed the sports on offer plus all the little extras which were provided (face painter, entertainer etc). bobsellers
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bobsellers says...

bradfordian wrote:
Wonderful that this event was held. It would have been even better if it had been advertised more widely. It is a start and hopefully will be built on.
We received info from our school and also saw info in T&A.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Wonderful that this event was held. It would have been even better if it had been advertised more widely. It is a start and hopefully will be built on.[/p][/quote]We received info from our school and also saw info in T&A. bobsellers
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Bradford Disability Sport says...

Thank you very much for your feedback, glad you enjoyed it we hope to make it an annual event. For more information you can tweet us @bradfordcharity
Dean.
Thank you very much for your feedback, glad you enjoyed it we hope to make it an annual event. For more information you can tweet us @bradfordcharity Dean. Bradford Disability Sport
  • Score: 1

1:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

mariastri64 says...

Great event. hope to see a lot more and Bradford making a real effort to provide for the people of this great city.
Great event. hope to see a lot more and Bradford making a real effort to provide for the people of this great city. mariastri64
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