Prizes dished out at Seahaven Paragames

Seahaven Paragames at Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford
Seahaven Paragames at Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford

Para-athlete and wheelchair tennis player Adam Field joined the fun at Seahaven’s fourth paragames at the Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford on Sunday August 10.

Unpleasant weather did not put a dampener on the participants’ spirits, who turned out in force to compete in a range of sports throughout the day.

A total of 30 participants and their supporters took part in zumba, kurling led by Seaford Kurlers. bowls provided by The Bowls Development Alliance, table tennis from Seaford Head Table Tennis Club and Blind Veterans UK led a session in archery.

The activity programme for the day ended with the hotly anticipated and contested annual wheelchair slalom.

Graham Amy from the Friends of Searchlight said: “It is really pleasing to see the games happening again for a fourth year.

“The residents and Friends of Searchlight really look forward to this event every year and it is top of list in conversations weeks before the event.

“Being able to participate in a day that ensures that everyone gets to have a go at exactly what they want to do, when they want to do it is simply fantastic.”

Searchlight is a charity based in Newhaven which looks after people with disabilities.

Entrants were provided with transport by ESDA Coach Services and the Community Transport for the Lewes Area.

The day included a buffet lunch and was attended by representatives from the Seahaven Paragames’ supporters including: Active Sussex, Blind Veterans UK, the Bowls Development Alliance, Community Games, Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA), ESDA Coaches, the Rotary Club of Seaford, Sainsbury’s Newhaven, Seaford Head Table Tennis Club and Wave Leisure Trust.

The day ended with a presentation of certificates, medals and t-shirts from the President of the Rotary Club of Seaford Ray Hazan, the mayor of Seaford councillor Mark Brown, Sainsbury’s Newhaven manager Angus Murray, wheelchair tennis para-athlete Adam Field and Wave Leisure marketing manager Sarah Pearce.