Special Olympics prepare for another season

A NUMBER of coaches from the Kilkenny Kats Special Olympics Club recently took part in a regional Special Olympics coaches’ forum in preparation for re-opening of the club after the summer break. Inspirational talks were given by local legend Brian Cody, in addition to Bernard Jackman former Ireland and Leinster rugby player, who both shared their pearls of wisdom accumulated from their many years in the coaching realm.

A NUMBER of coaches from the Kilkenny Kats Special Olympics Club recently took part in a regional Special Olympics coaches’ forum in preparation for re-opening of the club after the summer break. Inspirational talks were given by local legend Brian Cody, in addition to Bernard Jackman former Ireland and Leinster rugby player, who both shared their pearls of wisdom accumulated from their many years in the coaching realm.

There are many opportunities in Kilkenny for people with Special Needs to participate in Sport and Physical Activity. The established senior club caters for swimmers, athletes and bocce players. The newer Kilkenny Kats Special Olympics Club caters for junior members between the ages of 6 and 16 with special needs and learning disabilities. Within this club, a variety of sports are played including basketball, athletics, soccer and other fun games.

The Kilkenny Kats Special Olympics Club meets every Thursday evening in the Loreto Secondary School sports hall from 6-7pm, It will be recommencing on Thursday September 22nd and new members are most welcome.

If you would be interested in your child attending the club or volunteering in any capacity, please email kilkennykats.specialolympics@gmail.com

You can support the Kilkenny Kats Special Olympics Club by attending an evening of fun and entertainment at the Set Theatre on October 2nd where Stars on the Night in aid of three worthwhile charities, promises to have something for everybody. Tickets for the show cost €10 and can be purchased form Roller Coaster Records, Langton’s Hotel or at the door.