HEREFORD Leisure Centre on the Holmer Road will host the fourth Community Games event on Wednesday, September 26.

The day is open to anyone over 16 years old who has a learning disability and is organized by a group of service providers from across the county.

More than 100 participants are expected to attend.

This year the games will also come under the banner of the newly formed Special Olympics Herefordshire, meaning that whilst most of the sports activities available will be fun taster sessions, some will have a competitive element with medals available to be won.

There will be more than 20 different activities on the day including tennis, boxing, athletics, football, trampolining and for the first time there will rugby courtesy of the Worcester Warriors.

The Community Games event is to be officially opened by seven times Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred CBE and will run from 10am through to 3pm and cost £5 for the whole day.

Looking forward to the games, Chris Corke, project officer for Special Olympics Herefordshire said "We are delighted to be involved with the Community Games. The day provides a fantastic opportunity for anyone to get a taster of a variety of activities, to see what they enjoy and may want to take part in regularly.

"We know that taking part in sport and physical activity is a great way to socialise, improve mental and physical wellbeing as well as helping people to develop new skills and feel part of their local community.

"This is a wonderful event for Special Olympics Herefordshire to be a part of as local clubs can showcase the excellent opportunities that they offer and we can also develop an understanding of what people enjoy, to inform the development of regular sessions. As we grow, Special Olympics will provide a platform for anyone that wishes to compete in their chosen sport, whether that be locally, nationally or even internationally".