Slovenian children introduced to Para sports

The National Paralympic Committee has been working with its partners to recruit the next generation of sports stars. 24 Mar 2017
Slovenia has been showing children and young people Para sport

Slovenia has been introducing children and young people to Para sport including cycling.

ⒸBlaž Uršič, NPC Slovenia
By NPC Slovenia

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Slovenia has had a busy few weeks as it ramped up its efforts to raise awareness of Para sports amongst children and young people with impairments.

Two visits to the University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia children's department took place where different sports were presented.

On the first visit Paralympians Francek Gorazd Tirsek, Franc Pinter and Primoz Jeralic showed off their shooting and cycling skills, respectively.

The second visit involved boccia players Matjaz Bartol and Jakob Skantelj, and table tennis athletes Ljubisa Gajic and Bojan Lukesic, who talked about their personal stories, explained the sports and tried them out with the children.

At the end of February Lidl Slovenia donated two rehabilitation devices to the children’s department and announced the extension of their sponsorship of the NPC.

This year they will prepare new projects together and the main focus will be on activities for children and young people with impairments. The NPC wants to inspire the next generation to participate in sports with the right motivation and help.