SIXTY pupils recently came together to compete in a New Age Kurling tournament held at Craigavon Borough Council’s Craigavon Leisure Centre.
The pupils from the learning support units of Edenderry Primary School, Portadown and St Anthony’s Primary School, Craigavon and Ceara Special School in Lurgan, had taken part in New Age Kurling sessions in preparation for the tournament.
The competition, organised by Colleen Murray, Inclusive Sports and Leisure Officer from DSNI and David Mayers, Craigavon Borough Council’s Active Communities Disability and Multi Skills Coach, was the finale to the five week programme.
New Age Kurling is an inclusive sport for all ages and abilities, derived from the Winter Olympic sport of Curling, adapted so that is can be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface such as a sports hall rather than on ice.
The Mighty Kings from Edenderry Primary School were the winning team on the day, with The Jokers from Ceara Special School and The Red Devils from St Anthony’s Primary School coming second and third respectively.
“Congratulations to all the teams that took part in the competition, and especially the winning team the Mighty Kings. Everyone who took part in the sessions and the tournament thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the programme has been a great success.
“The schools and pupils have shown a lot of enthusiasm and are keen to continue with other programmes,” said Chair of Leisure Services Committee, Councillor Ronnie Harkness.
If you would be interested in registering or finding out more information on any of the programmes on offer please contact Colleen on 028 3834 1333 by mobile on 07769 250885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.