Pupils turn out in force for Festival

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Over 130 children gathered at Tweedbank recently for the 2014 Para Sport Schools Festival organised by Borders Sport and Leisure and sponsored by the Scottish Building Society.

The children, from schools across the region, tried out a range of para-sports, many of which will feature in the Commonwealth Games including tennis, boccia and rugby.

The Festival marked the launch of Borders Sport and Leisure’s new three-year plan for disability sport in the region which will give children, teenagers and adults with a disability more opportunities to get involved in a wider range of disability sports.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure, said: “The next three years are going to be exciting times for disability sport in the Borders. I want to thank The Bill McLaren Foundation for their continued support of disability sport over the past two years.

“The Foundation’s funding has enabled the creation of new initiatives and has enhanced the awareness of disability sport in the Borders. Without their backing this would never have been achievable.

“It is also fantastic news that we have secured a generous three-year grant from the Robertson Trust Foundation,.”