Support for Ayrshire Sportsability's Festival of Sport

Support for Ayrshire Sportsability's Festival of Sport

in #KillieStories October 5, 2017

Kilmarnock FC were delighted to help support Ayrshire Sportsability’s Festival of Sport at Ayrshire College this week.

First-team players Kirk Broadfoot, Stuart Findlay, Eamonn Brophy and Alan Power joined community engagement manager Paul Di Giacomo to join in a range of activities at college’s Kilmarnock campus.

The players helped put a smile on kids’ faces by joining in a range of activities including martial arts, cycling with all-ability bikes, rugby, volleyball, and boccia – an activity similar to bowls.

Scotland boccia stars Ross Munro and Reegan Stevenson were on hand to show off their skills, teach others and talk about their joy for the sport.

Ayrshire Sportsability’s Festival of Sport is organised in partnership with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, the three local council bodies, KA Leisure, Scottish Disability Sport, and sportscotland. 

 

The week-long event took place from October 2 and gave over 500 young people the opportunity to try out a wide variety of disability sports.

Stuart Findlay said: "It's always great to help the kids out and see a smile on their faces. We enjoyed it as well but the kids just bring so much life and it makes you happy to help.

"Just doing a little bit means a lot to them but it means a lot to us to see what we can do for them." 

John McTaggart, Ayrshire College’s curriculum manager for sport and fitness, said: "Ayrshire Sportsability’s Festival of Sport is a key event in our calendar as it’s an overwhelming highlight of our students’ year. 

"The students gain so much from the experience and are inspired by the effort and enthusiasm displayed by all of the pupils participating."