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Beverley stages Legacy Games

The sporting achievements of men and women who attend day services from across the East Riding have been celebrated at a three-day sports event held at Longcroft School in Beverley. The East Riding Legacy Games, which were first launched in 2012 to tie in with the London Olympics, saw competitors take part in a range of track and field events including athletics, wheelchair racing, Frisbee golf, and tennis ball throwing.

Competitors in the Legacy Games 2017 with East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman Councillor Caroline Fox and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 volunteers at Longcroft School, Beverley

The East Riding Legacy Games, which were first launched in 2012 to tie in with the London Olympics, saw competitors take part in a range of track and field events including athletics, wheelchair racing, Frisbee golf, and tennis ball throwing.

Boccia, New Age Bowls, New Age Kurling and football also featured in the event which has become a firm favourite in the day services social calendar.

Priory View Day Centre, Bridlington were the overall winning team, with Millers Day Centre, Beverley coming in second place and Haltemprice finishing third overall. Millers also took gold in the skittle contest

Councillor Richard Harrap, council portfolio holder for adult and carer services, said: “The East Riding Legacy Games is always such an inspirational event for everyone involved and shows that disability really is no obstacle to taking part in competitive sports. I am always impressed with the amount of energy, enthusiasm and talent on display.

Members of Hull FC, accompanied by team mascot Airlee bird, presented the gold, silver and bronze medals at the closing ceremony which was followed by a celebratory disco.