On Friday 27th October Sport Together Berkshire CIC held its second Festival of Inclusivity event, this time held at Cantley Park in Wokingham, providing multi-sports activities for adults and children with physical disabilities or learning or neurological conditions.
Supported by Wokingham Borough Council’s Sport & Leisure Team and Wokingham Sports Council, the event organised by Sport Together Berkshire was aimed at anyone who is unable to play mainstream sport due to perceived barriers. A special thanks must go to Glenn Goudie and Joe Howorth from Wokingham Borough Council’s Sport & Leisure Team for working with us to put this event on, which we hope will become an annual event in their calendar.
On the day participants took part in football, hockey, tennis, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby, and ended the day throwing foam javelins and foam frisbees. Great fun was had by all.
Dan Rook from Reading FC Community Trust and co-founder of Sport Together Berkshire said, “Reading FC Community Trust are delighted to be part of the Festivals of Inclusivity, and working with likeminded companies and individuals to provide sporting opportunities that everyone can have a go at despite their abilities”.
On the day the event was supported by Andrew Douglass and Richard Dolinkski, Directors of Sport Together Berkshire CIC, as well as ex Wokingham Councillor Angus Ross, Nigel King Chairman of Wokingham Sports Council, and many others.
Andrew said “I thought the facilities at Cantley Park were exceptional – and very accessible. It was a really great day and another step to building some solid foundations for Sport Together Berkshire.”
Richard added ” a wonderful day and great example of how collaboration of sports companies and partners can really achieve great things, for those who need it most”.
Cllr Ian Shenton, Executive member for Environment, Sport and Leisure, from Wokingham Borough Council said “The council is delighted to welcome the Festival of Inclusivity event at Cantley Park. It is important multi-sport activities are inclusive to all as it provides opportunities for residents to keep active and make new friends, whilst promoting positive mental health and well-being.”