Club’s athletes display their Olympic spirit

Laffletics Fun Day at Northgate Sports Hall. Charlie Taylor 9 of Leadenham. Wheel chair shuttle. EMN-151007-125437001
Laffletics Fun Day at Northgate Sports Hall. Charlie Taylor 9 of Leadenham. Wheel chair shuttle. EMN-151007-125437001

Sleaford’s Laffletics Club held its now annual mini-Olympics and fun day event last week.

The event, in its fourth year, was supported again by the Sleaford and District Lioness Club and provided an exciting day for the club’s many disabled athletes of varying ages, particularly young people.

Laffletics Fun Day at Northgate Sports Hall. Hayley Ensor of Sleaford. Pin point bowl. EMN-151007-125403001

Laffletics Fun Day at Northgate Sports Hall. Hayley Ensor of Sleaford. Pin point bowl. EMN-151007-125403001

Club leader Thelma Smith said the festival at Northgate Sports Hall went ‘brilliantly’.

Seven teams, including a parents and friends team, four Laffletics teams, Can-do (Spalding) and Heidi’s team (Boston), took part in team games - shuttle run, nets, tombola bowl, golf, pin-point bowl, bean bag throw and wheelchair shuttle.

Thelma said: “Each team rotated and had a go at each game. To finish there was a fun obstacle relay, with all the youngsters participating and three adult teams joining in.”

She thanked the coaches, parents, volunteers, sponsors (Simpsons, Freshgro) and Sleaford Lionesses, who provided a buffet lunch, drinks and support.

Laffletics Fun Day at Northgate Sports Hall. Fionn Holden 11 of Wragby. Basketball. EMN-151007-125417001

Laffletics Fun Day at Northgate Sports Hall. Fionn Holden 11 of Wragby. Basketball. EMN-151007-125417001

“It was a great day for promoting Laffletics and, of course, how accessible sport is for all abilities,” she said.