Southport & Formby Special Athletes now has a Facebook page.
Up to date information will be posted on the page.
Eleven of our athletes will be representing the North West at next year's National Special Olympics Summer Games in Bath.
6 footballers, 4 boccia players and 1 badminton player are all training hard.
We are holding a number of events to raise the £8000 it will cost for the athletes and their escorts to take part in this prestigious event for people with intellectual disabilities.
Pupils from Marshside Primary School have raised over £300 with a toy 'bring and buy' and penny line. Chair, Chris, showed a dvd of our activities to the school assembly.
Daniel won a silver medal at the 2011 National Special Olympics Table Tennis competition.
This was the first time he had played table tennis in a Special Olympics event and he was classified into Division 3.
Daniel has only been playing table tennis for eighteen months so to compete against more experienced players and come away with a silver medal was a great achievement.
In an on-line competition organised by Clothes2order we received one third of the votes. We were given £500 to spend on sports clothing from the company.
The athletes are proudly wearing their new sweatshirts and polo shirts.
Many thanks to Clothes2order.
On 30 May 10 we hosted a 5-a-side football match against Skelmersdale Men-Aces. We lost 8-4 to a much larger squad. The Skem manager admitted that he'd had to keep his strongest players on the pitch for the whole match in order to win.