Pearson and Greaves named as Sports Fest ambassadors

London 2012 medallists Josie Pearson and Dan Greaves revealed as ambassadors as ParalympicsGB Sports Fest heads to Worcester

Posted on October 22, 2013 by
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Paralympic medallists Josie Pearson and Dan Greaves have been confirmed as ambassadors for the third ParalympicsGB Sports Fest in Worcester.

The free two-day multi-sport event aims to capture some of the enthusiasm created by the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with the third edition of Sports Fest to be held at the University of Worcester Arena on November 24 and 25.

Pearson, who claimed F51 discus gold at London 2012 and followed that up with gold and silver at this year’s IPC World Championships in the discus and club throw respectively, reinforced the opportunity the event gives people to get involved with disability sport.

“I’m delighted to be named as a Sports Fest Ambassador as the event is celebrated in Worcester,” she commented. “As a Paralympian who has competed in both wheelchair rugby and athletics, I know how fantastic it is to have the opportunity to try out a range of different sports under one roof.”

Greaves, who claimed F44 discus silver in London last year, added: “Sport has been a huge part of my life, but the great thing about Sports Fest is that it’s not just for people with a competitive edge who want to find out how they can get more involved, it’s also for people who want to maybe try something new and just get more active.”

The third event in the Sports Fest series follows those already held at Surrey Sports Park in December 2012 and EIS Sheffield in April 2013. So far over 1700 people have attended Sports Fest to ‘meet the medallists, try the sports, get inspired’.

Visitors to the event can participate in come-and-try sessions for the vast majority of Paralympic summer and winter sports, as well as take part in meet the medallists sessions where they can put their questions to athletes, pose for photos and receive autographs.

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