April 24, 2022

Hugely successful return of the Rotary Disability Games in Hull

Rotary in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire celebrate the return of the Rotary Disability Games organised by the Humber Maritime Group of Rotary Clubs at Hymers College in Hull, after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, on Sunday 10 April 2022, saw each competitor taking part in up to three of the following sports, weightlifting, shooting, swimming, new age kurling, archery, darts, boccia, table tennis, snooker and wheelchair racing.

“We were delighted to have well over one hundred competitors enter the games” said Derek Kirby Chair of the Games Committee “as we were unsure as what the reaction would be post pandemic, but we and they are delighted to see the games back”

Derek with Victoria Rumary and her bronze medal

“We would like to thank all the sponsors, advertisers, Hymers College, Frames@Active + the Rotarians, and most of all the competitors for making it such a special day” added Derek “and a couple of special thank you’s, firstly to Paralympian Archery bronze medallist Victoria Rumary for attending and providing tuition and inspiration to the competitors and secondly to the Hymers College students and staff who made a huge impact and were a credit to the school being helpful, proactive and polite at all times. Their valuable contribution was widely acknowledged by Rotarians and the carers of the participants, and it is no exaggeration to say that the games would not have been such a success without them.”

“We are already planning next year’s Games which will be on Sunday 23rd April 2023, so put the date in your diary” concluded Derek.

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