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Paralympic Stars of the Future Come Together at the National Junior Games 2009

250 young disability athletes from across the UK will descend on the birthplace of the Paralympic Games – Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire – for the National Junior Games.

The National Junior Games, supported by Aviva, 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 Games will see the young athletes try out and compete in an array of athletic disciplines. 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 – from promoting a healthy lifestyle to improving social interaction.

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