Wigan Youth Zone hosts the 2nd Inclusion Cup 2020
On Sunday 1st March Wigan Youth Zone held the second-ever Inclusion Cup, with the aims of engaging young people with additional needs and disabilities in sports.
6 Youth Zones from across the country brought down a total of 70 young people with additional needs/disabilities – these young people engaged in 7 different sporting activities including sports day classics such as relay races, boccia, and climbing. WYZ also held music and art challenges.
“At Wigan Youth Zone our vision is to inspire and empower all young people to fulfill their potential and this is another example of the opportunities we provide our members. I am thrilled that we were able to host such an incredible event and I would like to say well done to all our members, and those from other Youth Zones, for taking part in the day – it is always wonderful to see so many young people enjoy and challenge themselves.”
Anthony Ashworth-Steen (Executive Director of Wigan Youth Zone)
All the young people on the day took part in a gym and sports hall challenge some of who have never done these sorts of challenges before. All the activities were adapted to be inclusive so all the young people could take part and enjoy the day.
For many of the young people, it was the first time mixing with young people from other Youth Zones. Some of the young people took part in sports which they have never done before, opening their options for the future.
“It’s incredible to see such comradery between youth zones and the support given to each team. There wasn’t a moment I didn’t see happy young people taking part and proving that people with disabilities are capable of anything.”
Hannah Jenkins (Inclusion Youth Worker who organised this year’s Inclusion Cup)
All the young people left with smiles on their faces and said how much they enjoyed the day and couldn’t wait for the next one. A massive congratulations to Warrington Youth Zone who were this year’s Inclusion Cup winners 2020!