Support wheelchair sports

Sports people provide inspiration to many, young and old but there are fewer who deserve our respect and support more than those who still compete despite being confined to a wheelchair.

Wheelchair Sports Victoria (WSV) are hosting the inaugural Australian Paralympic Youth Games (APYG) this week until 11 October. The games will take place in Melbourne’s premier sporting venues included the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre and Olympic Park.

Young athletes from Australia and around the world will be competing in athletics, swimming, wheelchair basketball, table tennis, 7-a-side soccer and wheelchair tennis, no mean feat from the confines of a wheelchair. These young, accomplished athletes refuse to be hindered by their disabilities and are an inspiration to all.

Entry to the events are free and offer a great opportunity to see some of the paralympians of the future in action. To find out what’s on and when, visit Wheelchair Sports Victoria.

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Elizabeth Blackburn

Pet Pals