ROWING - Boat Club hosts first ever WheelPower event - The Stratford Observer

ROWING - Boat Club hosts first ever WheelPower event

Stratford Editorial 7th Jun, 2023 Updated: 7th Jun, 2023   0

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club hosted the first ever WheelPower event to encourage wheelchair users to take part in the sport of rowing.

WheelPower have been providing opportunities for people with physical impairments to take part in sport for nearly 70 years.

And WheelPower joined forces with Stratford’s adaptive rowing section to host a national event which was enjoyed by all.

Stratford’s head adaptive coach, Mark Dewdney, said: “The WheelPower event was a great success and we were so pleased that the club’s adaptive section was able to host the very first national event to encourage disabled people into the sport of rowing. A big thanks to WheelPower.”

Boat Club president, Paul Stanton, added: “We were also honoured to have Stratford-upon-Avon Deputy Mayor, Coun Jason Fojtik attend the event.

“The interest, support and encouragement that Jason and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council give to sport in the Stratford and wider area is essential for community cohesion and wellbeing.”

Each year, WheelPower supports over 62,099 disabled people to access and participate in sport and activity across the country.


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