Exciting times only 32 days until our Jidelians leave for the Special Olympic National summer games in Sheffield
Players selected by Lothian Special Olympics:
Coaches selected by Lothian special Olympics
Head coach- Jo Imrie
Assistant Coach Emma Imrie
Assistant Coach Johnny Imrie
The next Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games is the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities of 2017.
This event, it is held every 4 years and represents a huge opportunity to showcase the abilities of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to compete at a national level, experience the personal achievement this brings, as well as enable them to make friends, travel and socialise.
The 10th National Summer Games will take place in the city of Sheffield across a number of sporting venues between 7-12 August 2017.
· Around 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and abilities will come together from across the country to compete in 19 sports.
· Athletes will be supported over 4 days of competition by 800 coaches, 750 volunteers, 150 officials and over 5,000 family and friends.
· A spectacular Olympic-style Opening Ceremony to kick-off the event at Sheffield United FC.