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Training re-opens

After 18 months of weekly Zoom meetings, we welcomed the athletes and volunteers back to Southport College Sports Hall. It's a bit different with social distancing, sanitising and everyone bringing their own drinks. We thank Sefton CVS for giving us bottles of hand sanitiser.

October 11th, 2021|

Dan wins full set of medals

At the North Devon Special Olympics Table Tennis competition Dan won Gold in division 2 mixed doubles, Silver in division 1 men’s doubles and Bronze in division 2 men’s singles

November 11th, 2019|

Thanks to all our funders

We have received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust. The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received £500 from the Trust towards the Special Olympics Anniversary Games and future events. We also want to thank our [...]

November 15th, 2018|

Anniversary Games 2018

Opening Ceremony Events Boccia Badminton Table Tennis

September 18th, 2018|

Medal Success at Anniversary Games

Celebrating 40 years of Special Olympics in Great Britain, the Anniversary Games were held from 9th to 13th August at the University of Stirling. Six of our athletes were amongst 1,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across Great Britain and other European countries in 9 different sports. We had four competing in boccia, one in [...]

August 22nd, 2018|

Sunday Coaching Sessions

Please note that there will be no more training sessions until 9th September. On Thursday 9th August six of our athletes will travel to Stirling for four days competition in the Special Olympics Anniversary Games. Southport College Sports Hall is then closed for three weeks for student registration.

August 5th, 2018|

Our athletes learn about Fit 5

Fit 5 is a Special Olympics fitness resource that provides tips and information to help athletes, parents and coaches lead a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, nutrition and hydration. It is based on the three simple goals of exercising 5 days per week, eating 5 total fruits and vegetables per day and drinking 5 bottles [...]

June 28th, 2018|

Southport hosts Regional Kurling event

On 18th March we welcomed athletes from the North West and Pontefract to compete in a Regional Special Olympics New Age Kurling event at Southport College Sports Hall. Although the snow prevented some athletes from travelling to Southport, those who were there enjoyed the competition and everyone went home with at least one medal. [...]

April 2nd, 2018|

Generous support from Co-op members

Thanks to the generous support of Co-op members in Southport we received £4,877.81 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. We joined in the Celebration Day at the Fylde Road store to publicise our activities.

December 9th, 2017|