Written By: Charlie Peat 16/7/15
People will once again prove their disabilities are not their limits as they set to take part in the fourth disability games.
The Elstree & Borehamwood and Radlett Rotary Clubs helped organise last year’s disability games, at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and will do so again as it is set to take place this October at the Aspire National training centre, in Wood Lane, Stanmore.
Rotary clubs will get the chance to compete against other Rotary teams from North London and win medals in a plethora of events including boccia, table tennis, darts and new age kurling.
The event has been inspired by the successful 2012 Paralympic games which took place in London as well as other disabled games run by Rotary clubs three years ago.
More than 80 participants from Rotary clubs in North London are expected to participate; ably assisted by members of eleven clubs.
Last time out Hertsmere’s Visually Impaired Club competed against other teams from north London in a number of sports and will be hoping to do the same once more on October 11.
Success was in the air 12 months ago for Borehamwood as John Cooper, former headteacher of Monksmead School, in Borehamwood, and Syd Padfield, now chairman of governors of Meryfield School, won silver medals in the team Boccia, a form of bowls, competition for the club.
Success has been rife down the years for residents in the area with Derek Bryan, 80, from Borehamwood, winning the table tennis competition in October 2013 in front of crowds of people.
Rotarian David Clout, of Watling Knoll, Radlett, said: “All the contestants put their heart and soul into the activities. They really engaged and there is no sign that their disability limits their performance.”