The Lower Clarence Caners took out second place in tug of war at Maclean Showground on Thursday.
The Lower Clarence Caners took out second place in tug of war at Maclean Showground on Thursday.

That winning feeling at sports day

COMMUNITY Support Services coordinator Rachel Smith says the value of the second annual Regional Sports Day for People with Disabilities can be judged by the smiles on faces.

More than 40 people with intellectual and physical impairments took part in the event in Maclean on Thursday – and smiles were the order of the day.

Tug of war, relays, dancing and egg and spoon races were on the program but fun remained the ultimate prize.

“It ended up being quite a big day,” Smith said.

“It was a traditional fun day of activities. Everyone had a really good time.”

With no shortage of sponsors and competitors ranging in age from 12 to 50, Smith described the event as ‘very important’ to the community.

“It’s a good opportunity for people to catch up with friends,” she said.

“It gives people a chance to see people with disabilities do things like this.

“One of the mothers said her son was having more fun than he does a lot of the time.”



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