Around 200 adults with learning disabilities took part in a free sports event at Waltham Forest Pool and Track on Thursday

Waltham Forest residents took part in sports day

Waltham Forest residents took part in sports day

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Hundreds of disabled people enjoyed a fun filled sports day at Waltham Forest Pool and Track.

Last week, adults with learning disabilities took part in a sponsored run, athletics and a football and cricket competition.

Wheel chair basketball and sitting volleyball games were also offered at the council-run event, as well as Tai Chi and Zumba.

Free health checks were also offered to everyone present.

Cllr Angie Bean, lead Member for Adult Services, said: “These are always lively events and they can really help everyone keep fit, enjoy the different activities, try their hand at something new and meet new people.”

Nasima Jalil, a resident from Waltham Forest said: “I played volleyball in my wheelchair and I got a certificate for my efforts, which is great.”

Giuseppe Ricorda, another resident, said: “We came second in the cricket and received a medal, it was a day to remember.”

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