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Southwark Council launches Boundless Sports

Published Thursday, 30 August 2012

Surrey Docks Watersports Centre

To celebrate the London Paralympic Games, Southwark Council launches Boundless Sports in Southwark this Saturday at Surrey Docks Watersports Centre.

The event takes place from 11am - 3pm and is part of The Elephant and the Nun, Southwark's annual community festival, celebrating the heart of Southwark from Elephant and Castle all the way to Nunhead through arts, dance, music and food.

Much like the 2012 Paralympic Games, Boundless Sports is dedicated to sporting events with a disability focus; the first event of its kind in Southwark. The day will be filled with exciting activities including sailing, wheelchair basketball, adaptive cycling, Boccia, indoor rowing and boxing.

The council is working in partnership with various sport groups to deliver an inclusive and dynamic event, including Tideway Sailability, Wheels for Wellbeing, London Youth Rowing, British Wheelchair Basketball and Fight for Change.

Southwark Council is committed to providing sporting opportunities for all and this week also launched the Southwark Sportability Grant in a bid to support sports clubs and organisations to better meet the needs of disabled audiences.

Clubs and organisations were able to apply for up to £2,000 to deliver inclusive activity within the borough. Applications were received from Special Educational Needs schools, universities, local clubs and disability focused organisations.

Successful applicants will be selected by Southwark's Community Sports Team, a representative from Pro-Active Central London and Interactive.Those awarded a grant will be announced at the opening of Boundless Sports.

Councillor Veronica Ward, lead member for culture, leisure, sport and the Olympics said: "To celebrate the Paralympic Games and our continued commitment to development sports opportunities for all, it's very exciting to have Boundless Sports in Southwark for the first time. Rain or shine we urge everyone make a real effort to come along and enjoy all the fun activities we have on offer."

The Elephant and the Nun is our annual community festival, celebrating the heart of Southwark from Elephant and Castle all the way down to Nunhead. This fantastic festival will be filled with dance, music, food and arts. The event comes to a head on Sunday with nine events in seven parks, one in a secret location and a rooftop.

The grand Sunday consists of nine free events in seven parks, a secret location and a rooftop, all taking place at the same time.

For more information please visit The Elephant and the Nun website.

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