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Solihull Gets Active 2013 reignites Paralympic spirit

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The Paralympic legacy has been reignited in Solihull, as popular accessible sport event ‘Solihull Gets Active’ returns to the town after its success in 2012.

Over a hundred disabled community members descended on North Solihull Sports Centre on Thursday 5th September, to take part in a host of events including wheelchair basketball, archery, fencing, table tennis, zumba and a bhangra burn-off.

There was also an information zone where local sports charities and clubs were also on hand with demonstrations and healthy lifestyles information.

The event was officially opened by local sports celebrity and boxing champion Wayne ‘Mad Dog’ Elcock and the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Joe Tildesley.

Partners involved in organising the event are Enable-Solihull, Bromford Support, Solihull Community Housing, Solihull Council, Parkwood Leisure, Community Games and Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sport.