Paralympic celebrations take to the road

The Kent Paralympic Roadshow is taking to the streets from 16 August to profile local athletes and give everyone the chance to come along and try out Sitting Volleyball, Goalball, Boccia and many other sports

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As the Olympics draw to a close, we need to keep those flags waving and now look ahead to the Paralympic Games.

The Kent Paralympic Roadshow is taking to the streets from Tuesday 16 August to profile local athletes and give everyone the chance to come along and try out Sitting Volleyball, Goalball, Boccia and many other sports.

Kent County Council’s sports team will be visiting venues across the county with a double decker bus packed with a range of sports equipment and stopping off to meet local people of all ages and abilities.

KCC Cabinet member for Customer and Communities Mike Hill said: “Let’s keep this great atmosphere of the Olympic Games through to the Paralympics and cheer on ‘ParalympicsGB’, featuring some of Kent’s home-grown talents. The roadshow is for everyone, regardless of ability, to come along, learn more about disability sport, try them out for themselves and enjoy the excitement of the Games.”

Dates and venues of the roadshow (activities will run from 9am-4pm on most days and 9am-8pm at Ashford):

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Tuesday 14 August – Adizone, River Front, Gravesend

Wednesday 15 August – Cyclopark, Gravesend

Thursday 16 August – Swanley Recreation Ground

Friday 17 August – McArthur Glen Retail Outlet, Ashford

Saturday 18 August – Dover Leisure Centre

Monday 20 August – Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone United Football Ground

Tuesday 21 August – Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

Wednesday 22 August – Tunbridge Wells town centre and Calverley Gardens

Thursday 23 August – Medway Park, in support of the British Transplant Games

The Kent 2012 campaign is led and managed by Kent County Council and brings together a range of individuals and organisations which work together to maximise the benefits to the county from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The campaign focuses on sport, volunteering, transport, young people, communications, arts, economic development and regeneration and tourism. www.kentsport.org/london2012

To follow the progress of Kent’s athletes who have been selected for the Paralympic Games, go to http://www.kentsport.org/news_talented_performers.cfm