Disabled children from across East Anglia took part in over 30 activities and sports at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre earlier this week. 

The venue hosted an annual experience day for more than 450 young people on behalf of The President’s Sporting Club and The Essex Disabled Sports Foundation. It’s the first time the centre has able to host the event since 2019 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sports stars lent support

Sporting celebrities from across the region watched the youngsters try a range of sports including trampolining, judo, volleyball, and athletics. 

Famous patrons and ambassadors from The President’s Sporting Club took part, including former football stars Sir Trevor Brooking, Peter Shilton and Tony Cottee.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno MBE was also there to support the event, along with the Mayor of Chelmsford.

The President’s Sporting Club’s mission

The President’s Sporting Club uses sport to help improve the self-confidence, physical development, and self-esteem of children with disabilities. The club has now raised well over £2.5 million which has been donated to schools and other organisations. For more information about their events and how to get involved in their work visit the President’s Sporting Club website.

If you’d like to find out more about what happened, you can watch BBC Look East‘s piece about the day.

Credit: BBC Look East

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