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Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Channels:

Paralympic Stars of the Future Come Together at the National Junior Games

250 young disability athletes from across the UK will descend on the birthplace of the Paralympic Games for the 4th annual Norwich Union National Junior Games.

The National Junior Games are organised by WheelPower, the governing body for wheelchair sport in the UK, and are the highlight of the junior disability sporting calendar. For many of Britain's most successful Paralympians, including Dame Tanni Grey Thompson, David Weir and Lloyd Upsdell, the Games were also the first step in their sporting careers.

The event aims to help both unearth and nurture potential British disability sporting talent, as well as introduce children of all ages and types of disability to the opportunities that sport can provide.