Disabilities no divide at Plaistow inclusive games

About 100 people took part in the inclusive sports games held at Hermit Road Recreation Ground in Pl

About 100 people took part in the inclusive sports games held at Hermit Road Recreation Ground in Plaistow - Credit: Archant

Disabilities proved no divide at an inclusive sports games designed to enable children to try out a wide range of sports.

Mixed teams of disabled and ablebodied children took part in everything from boccia to table tennis at the Hermit Road Recreation Ground in Plaistow.

About 100 people attended Saturday’s event which was designed to celebrate the Invictus Games and was jointly organised by Equator Connect and Community Links.

Melba Pálházy, director of Equator Connect, said: “We deliberately created an inclusive games so that everybody, both able bodied and the disabled, could work in teams collaboratively,” she explained.

“Since the Paralympics there has been an ongoing shift in perceptions about what can and can’t be done and this event was all about encouraging people to work with and talk to people that they normally wouldn’t.”


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