Thank you to everyone who came to the Seahaven Para Games 2018!
It’s important to us that everyone can enjoy being more active, including groups who often miss out, like those with special educational needs and disabilities.
On Sunday 12th August,Wave welcomed 23 athletes from around Seahaven to compete in our annual Para Games. With sports and activities designed to be accessible and enjoyed by everyone, the competitors took part in boccia, adapted tennis, sensory circuits, basketball, Tri Golf and more. We welcomed many guests to watch the action unfold, including MP Maria Caulfield, Seaford Town Mayor Linda Wallraven, Newhaven Deputy Mayor Graham Amy, Peacehaven Town Mayor Jackie Harrison-Hicks and Rotary Club of Seaford President Steven Willox.
The day was full of competitions, but the most anticipated event was the wheelchair slalom. After talking about the morning’s events over a tasty lunch, the athletes prepared for the race. A few competitive laps later, and Max was crowned as the 2018 Wheelchair Slalom Champion. Congratulations Max! Who will challenge the crown next year?
As the event came to a close and medals were handed out by Wave CEO Duncan, many who attended said that it had been the best Seahaven Para Games yet, and were full of ideas for next year. Now that we've set the bar so high, we can't wait to top it again at the 2019 Para Games.
Wave would like to thank everyone who helped us organise this event, including Rotary Club of Seaford, Friends of Searchlight, Sussex Housing Trust for the Elderly, Sainsbury's, CTLA and Tansleys Printers. Thanks also to all of our partners and volunteers who ran a fantastic selection of sports, helped out the competitors, and most importantly cheered everyone on! We couldn't do it without you, and hope to see you again next year!