16 December 2014

MLAs Compete to Raise Awareness of Disability Sport

Parliament Buildings was the venue for the recent event hosted by Assembly Community Connect, in conjunction with Disability Sport NI, to raise awareness of disability sports.

MLAs competed against pupils from Mitchell House Special School, Holywood Road, Belfast, in a game of boccia, a game designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting motor functions. Pupils gave the MLAs some tips on how to throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball.

MLAs and pupils then took part in a wheelchair slalom, much to the delight of everyone involved. It was a great event with lots of laughter all round.

You can see for yourself the fun that was had by viewing the short clip below.