2012 Disability Games Skiing Event

Photo of skiiers at the DYG skiing eventNearly 50 children from six Medway special schools and units participated at the Disability Youth Games skiing event, held at the John Nike Ski Centre on Thursday, 27 April 2012.

The schools that entered the event received a number of free skiing lessons in the build up and came in to the event full of confidence.

It was an excellent and rewarding day for everyone involved, and all the children had a fantastic time and displayed some tremendous skiing skills.

Schools participated in their skill level awards before going on to enjoy some snow tube relay races and the toboggan run.

Warren Wood Community Primary School were crowned champions on the day as their pupils achieved the highest ski skill levels. The St Werburgh Centre at Hundred of Hoo were second, just ahead of The Robert Napier School in third.

Hoo St Werburgh Marlborough Centre were awarded The Fair Play Award for their team spirit and respect to opponents. Danecourt Community School were voted the Most Improved Team and Abbey Court School picked up the Extreme Skiing Award for their high-octane action and collisions on the slopes.

The table below shows the final positions:

Position

School

1

Warren Wood Community Primary School

2

The St Werburgh Centre (Hundred of Hoo)

3

The Robert Napier School

Fair Play Award

Hoo St Werburgh Marlborough Centre

Extreme Skiing Award

Abbey Court School

Most Improved Team Award

Danecourt Community School

The Disability Youth Games (DYG) is a multi-sport programme of events running throughout the school year, open to all Medway special schools and units. 

Photo of DYG skiiers from Warren Wood SchoolThe scheme is organised by Medway Council’s 2012 & Sports Development Team, with the support of governing bodies of sport, local sports clubs and the many volunteers who give up their time to support the events.

The sports development team would like to thank everyone involved in making this event so successful, with special thanks going to the coaches and staff at the John Nike Ski Centre, Chatham.

The next Disability Youth Games event is the DYG Summer Games, on Thursday 14 June, at Medway Park. At this event schools will get to participate in archery, athletics, boccia, goalball, kwik cricket, new age kurling, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby league.

If you are interested in joining a local club, getting involved in the sport or finding out more about the Disability Youth Games click here.

For more information on getting involved in disability sport in Medway contact John Hatchett on 01634 338763 or john.hatchett@medway.gov.uk.

 

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