30 August 2012

Visitors to Nottingham can join in the Paralympic spirit thanks to a special festival in the city this weekend.

While athletes go for gold in London, on Saturday, September 1, Old Market Square will be home to an event aimed at raising awareness of disability sport.

What’s more it’s easy to sample the action thanks to the city’s tram network, which offers comfortable and convenient travel for both disabled and able-bodied sports fans.

With 3,000 spaces across five park and ride sites, the tram provides the ideal way to reach the Festival of Disability Sport without the worry of negotiating traffic or finding a place to park.

Once they arrive at Old Market Square, visitors will be inspired by the efforts of athletes taking part in a range of sports, including goalball, seated volleyball and wheelchair tennis. There’ll also be blind slalom, all ability cycling, badminton and a wheelchair basketball shoot out.

Organised by Nottingham City Council to encourage understanding whilst inspiring people with disabilities to access local sports opportunities, the event gets underway at 11.00 am and runs until 4.00pm.

Further information about the Festival of Disability Sport is available by visiting the City Council website at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk.