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Paralympics - Got what it takes for Rio?

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PARALYMPIC POTENTIAL - BRING ON BRAZIL!

Future Paralympic stars will have the chance to be fast-tracked on the road to Rio 2016 thanks to an exciting new initiative launched today.

Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil is seeking disabled athletes aged between 16-35 years old with the drive to compete and win at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016. The programme will be run by the UK Talent Team, with support from the BPA.

Jayne Ellis, Paralympic Talent Scientist for the UK Talent Team, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for disabled people to get involved in Paralympic Sport and I find it really exciting to think about the talent we could unearth through Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil.

"We are looking at potential athletes for a wide range of sports and the only criteria are you need to be fit, used to playing sport and really focused on achieving your goals.

Athletes wishing to prove they have "got what it takes for Rio" can sign-up at www.paralympics.org.uk/potential with assessment days planned in June and July.

 

For further information on Disability Sport please contact Steve Hillman, our Sport Inclusion Officer at the Cornwall Sports Partnership on:
T: 07837 311 539
E: shillman@cornwall.gov.uk