In July 2017 Snowdrop introduced and sponsored the insport series. Working alongside Haverfordwest Leisure Centre, Disability Sport Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council, the event opened up opportunities for people with physical impairments to get a taste of sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and boccia, and to be given access to athletics, weight lifting, shooting, cycling, swimming, bowls and much more.
We thoroughly enjoyed the event and were pleased to see so many people interacting with one another, meeting old friends and making new ones!
This year saw Scarlets Prob and Wales International Rugby star Rob Evans attended the event and thorougly enjoyed the event as did everyone!
We asked one of our visitors Amy to write a guest blog which can be read below: –
My name is Amy and I have attended the disability sports festival for the past 3 years, each year I look forward to attending this event, the event gets bigger and better every year.
I fully enjoyed this years event. I had a go at wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, table tennis, shooting and also swimming.
I enjoyed meeting and chatting to Rob Evans who is Welsh International and Scarlets rugby player.While I was playing wheelchair rugby and we got in teams ready to play a friendly match, Rob Evans joined in and played in one off the teams. It was great to see him getting involved and joining in.
This year was my first time trying out shooting, something I have not tried before, I was a little scared about having ago, once I had a go I wanted to do it again, I really enjoyed it so much I have now joined Value Independence shooting club on a Wednesday afternoon at Meads leisure centre.
I had a go on the Robot table tennis, I fully enjoyed playing table tennis and I really hope that one day I would be able to attend a club as I really enjoyed playing and I feel that I am very good at it.
I think more sport festivals like this should happen more often as I feel this is what we need in Pembrokeshire. It is great to see all different disability’s, abilities and ages joining in.