Thanks to Masie Stocks for her report from The Dwarf Sports Association (South Central Region) Okehampton Activity Weekend - January 2018
We had a lovely time down at the Manor House hotel in Oakhampton recently; there were a number of craft workshops on offer, but we were mostly interested in all the sports! We tried our hand at ice skating; spending most of our time on the floor, not doing much skating! We all had some very interesting techniques- Lauren was speed walking her way round, Jacob was dragging himself along the floor, and together we were probably only standing for half the time.
We hired out badminton courts, using them for both badminton and boccia (a disability sport which we compete in). Elaine thrashed us all with her boccia skills. Although we all took a turn trying to defeat her, no one could challenge the master! We also had a game of hockey using our new equipment, but the teams were hardly fair… not that I’m bitter at all by the fact that I lost. On the last day, we tried our hand at rifle shooting and also flat green indoor bowls, which only some of us got the hang of!
We all had a great weekend away, and would like to thank the Wyvern 10k runners last summer, for being able to raise the money to be able to buy our region their own set of boccia equipment and hockey sticks, that will be greatly used! Thank you!
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