Basketball session for people with learning difficulties

PEOPLE with learning disabilities are invited to get involved in a free basketball training session which is being held at Copleston High School tomorrow between 2-3.30pm.

The session, held by coaches Phil Green and Kevin Reeve is all part of a new initiative which aims to get Special Olympics on the map in Ipswich and Suffolk.

Special Olympics is a nationwide community-based body that offers a wide range of sports to people from the age of six and upwards with learning difficulties. Competitors must be eight or older to take part in competitive events.

The Copleston-based basketball club is the first Suffolk-based Special Olympics Club and is also open to people without learning difficulties.

A committee meeting will be held on March 19 at 7pm, at Ipswich Sports Club, where competitors, coaches and volunteers, wanting to take part in a Special Olympics sport can go along to register their interest.

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“The basketball sessions are available to those people with learning difficulties but also those without,” said Phil Green

“We offer the chance for people to come and play at a low level and we hope to raise the profile of Special Olympics in the county.”

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