Proud to represent Axe Valley
PUBLISHED: 19:41 06 February 2013
A team of 13 students from The Axe Valley Community College participated in the Devon Winter Ability Games held at Plymouth’s Life Centre.
The event had the largest number of competitors ever with over 450 students from nearly 30 Devon schools. Over the course of the day they took part in a range of sports and activities including football, rowing, table cricket, short tennis, tri-golf and bowls. The aim of the event is to give participants the opportunity to try out and enjoy different sports, meet paralympic athletes as well as hopefully inspire the next generation of paralympic athletes.
In the football competition, The Axe Valley Community College boys team won all their matches apart from one in which they drew. Lewis Hoole, was interviewed after the matches by an ITV reporter for the Westcountry news.
The students were given the opportunity to watch demonstrations by the BMX star Andre Burton and meet two members of the GB Blind Football team Robin Williams and Keryn Seal.
Mrs Hannah Oxley, sport coordinator, said: “I was very proud of all the students who represented The Axe Valley Community College. I look forward to more opportunities to do sport with them in the future, including a new club starting at the College for the students who attended the Winter Ability Games.”
Miss Katie Murray, Teaching Assistant, said, “I felt the day was a real success. It really gave the students the chance to work as a team and participate in a range of different sports as well as watching demonstrations and meeting Paralympic Athletes! The Day was well organised with lots of things going on! The Boys did extremely well with their football results while the rowers competed to a high level and even managed to come first in the Poetry Competition. I feel the day really inspired students to have ago and try out new sports that they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to do.”
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