#MoveMore Event leaves disabled people with smiles on their faces

28 March 2019

The #MoveMore event has returned to Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport today breaking down barriers to sport for disabled people.

The event launched last year as a celebration event within Reach Charity who have been working with Sheffield City Council for over 13 years.

Gareth Hayden, organiser of the event, said: “Last year’s event was really successful and the feedback was positive so this is why we are here again. Days like today showcase how easy it is to get involved.

“We are breaking down barriers to sport. It’s really important to show that opportunities are out there.”

Today’s activities included Wheelchair basketball, Cycling, Tennis, Golf and many more.

Mr Hayden said the aim is to make Sheffield the most active city, including people with disabilities.

Steve Ryan, coach of the Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball Club said: “I have been involved with Reach for over 10 years and I participated in last year’s event as well.

“Achieving a goal by getting a basket is a great team bonding exercise and good for self-esteem. It is also a good starting point for people who don’t usually do a lot of exercise.

“Disabled people can do what they want if they put their mind to it. They have all gone away with smiles on their faces.”

Written by Lucas Mentken

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