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Sutton Paralympic Festival 2012

3 July 2012

Crystal Palace FC FoundationĀ attended the second annual Paralympic Festival for people with learning difficulties and disabilities at Sutton Arena.

With over 600 local residents and service users from Sutton, Merton and Kingston, the event offered a range of sporting activities led by a team of professional coaches for people of all abilities to participate. These included athletics, dance, boccia, football, basketball, cricket, cycling and much more. The purpose of the event was to ensure the legacy of the London 2012 Games and all participants were given information on inclusive sports courses being run after the event.

The Foundations coaching team led by development Officer Rob Perrett offered participants the chance to take part in a range of skill sessions and small-sided games.

The participants were also thrilled to meet Palace stars Jonny Williams and Alex Wynter who along with former Olympic super heavyweight Boxing champion Bob Wells, winner of the Bronze medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, presented the closing ceremony medals, signed autographs and had their photos taken with participants.

Williams was delighted to be in attendance and present the end of tournament medals. "It was nice to be invited to such an important event that will leave a lasting legacy after the Olympics and to see so many smiling faces with everyone having a great time."

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