Ester King – “Newry City AFC Special Olympic Club was founded to offer athletes, in our area, with a learning disability, an opportunity to unite, have fun, build new friendships, learn new skills, build confidences and to develop as a person.
It is so rewarding to see the athletes overcome their fears and hurdles and to develop with confidence.
The first sport offered by our club was soccer. The sports on offer now include ten pin bowling, swimming, kayaking, open water swimming, floor ball and gymnastics. Many of our athletes participate in more than one of these sports at club level.
Special Olympics operates a four year competition cycle, i.e. Area, Regional, Ireland and World games. This coming weekend sees the draw for the Ireland games which will be held in Dublin in June 2018. Good luck everyone!
Our club continues to grow and this is due to the commitment of our dedicated volunteers, our generous sponsors and reliable fundraisers to whom we are forever grateful.”
As of the last few weeks Niall Clarke Oils customers will be able to donate at our over the counter collection points.
We at Niall Clarke Oils wish to see the success and development of the athletes on their march to glory in Dublin 2018”