On 28th June, SMILE Through Sport held its biggest event yet. Our SMILE Athletics Festival was held at Middlesbrough Sports Village and we had 8 schools supporting the event with over 75 participants with disabilities.
The event was organised and run by SMILE Through Sport, the lead being Jenni Wade who runs our Start To SMILE programme. We had 8 SMILE coaches delivering various activities on the day, there were running, jumping and throwing stations for participants to try in 20 minute blocks, plus a special Challenge Stephen station where participants tested their skills against Paralympian Stephen Miller in various mini competitions.
The event ran all day, with outdoor activities in the morning and indoor activities in the afternoon. All participants received a medal and a certificate, and got a photo with Stephen. Look out for more SMILE festivals in the future.