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Friday 19 October 2018

Wheelchairs to open sport to all

Anna Hayes

A number of new sports wheelchairs have been purchased by Wexford County Council through funding from the Healthy Ireland programme.

The wheelchairs were acquired through the Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Wexford Children and Young People's Services Committee.

They were officially launched at an event in Wexford County Hall. The chairs will be used to ensure that all children with disabilities will have more access to physical activity and sport in Wexford.

The chairs will be based in the Astro Active in Enniscorthy and used by the newly established Slaneyside Super Stars, which is a multisports club for children with a physical disability. They will also be available for use by Wexford County Council and Sports Active Wexford for additional programmes/activities.

Sports Active coordinator Fran Ronan spoke of the importance of having such equipment and facilities for inclusive sport in Wexford while Cllr Kathleen Codd Nolan, chairperson of Wexford LCDC, performed the official launch.

The launch was attended by Cathaoirleach Cllr John Hegarty, Director of Services John Carley, local county councillors, Brendan Howlin TD, James Browne TD, Ger Mackey Wexford LCDC Chief Officer, Sheila Barrett Wexford CYPSC Co-ordinator, Sports Active Wexford board members, FAI and Leinster Rugby Development Officers, and The Slaneyside Super Stars.

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