Wheelpower National Junior Games 2023

17 Jul

Wheelpower National Junior Games included rowing this year with a pre-event opportunity for athletes to try the rowing machine out:

  • The National Junior Games has been running for over 30 years and during this time many thousands of children and young disabled people have started or continued their own journeys into sport and are leading a healthier and more active life as a result of taking part in this extraordinary event.”

Other sports included Athletes, Badminton, Table Tennis, Shooting, Archery, Canoeing, Powerchair Football, Wheelchair Basketball, Bowls, Fencing, Handcycling, Tennis, Wheelchair Slalom, and Swimming.

Rob Cree of British Rowing, Stratford-upon-Avon’s Mark Dewdney and myself took a number of Marlow Rowing Club rowing machines and a collection of adaptive equipment up to the Stoke Mandeville Stadium venue for several days of introductory sessions.  Mark’s support was the second time SUA had supported Wheelpower as the club hosted a learn to row event at their club just a few weeks earlier.  Last year’s Wheelpower Games included indoor rowing which introduced Dean Cherett (photo below) to the sport later joining Marlow and his story was featured by Wheelpower on their website.

Wheelpower Games

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