YOUNG Solihull athletes put February’s dismal weather behind them as they finally completed the 2009 npower Regional Athletics Competition for Disabled Athletes last week.
The action-packed event at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium High Performance Centre was postponed due to the snow earlier in the year however it was all smiles when the contest eventually got underway.
Students from Hazeloak School in Shirley and Lyndon Green Junior School in Sheldon were amongst 180 children from 14 schools across the region that put their best feet forward in track events and gave the field events their best shot.
Organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport, in conjunction with Birmingham City Council, the tournament is fast becoming the leading regional competition for disabled athletes.
Dionne Stack, one of the npower volunteers, who helped by organising competitions and explaining the races to the young athletes said:
“I’ve volunteered at the event before and I never cease to enjoy the day and the atmosphere.
“The opportunity to race at the High Performance Centre, where our region’s top athletes train, was a bonus for some of the students, particularly the older ones, who are beginning to find a focus in developing their sport.”