Active Gloucestershire has been building on the success of our home Olympics and Paralympics in London 2012, encouraging as many people as possible into inclusive sport.

Working with an organisation called Special Olympics, who provide sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, they set up the Gloucestershire Special Olympics.

A grant of £3,712 from Gloucestershire Community Foundation helped support a series of county wide events aiming to increase participation in Special Olympics sports. Each session was delivered by qualified coaches and provided an opportunity to try many different sports in a safe and fun environment. The aim was to provide a chance for people with intellectual impairments to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Teams from the four different areas came together for a friendly competition where the focus was team spirit instead of winning.

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