Special Olympics Great Britain has announced Meadowhall as an Official Supporter for its showpiece 2017 National Games in Sheffield in August.

Held every four years, the flagship Special Olympics GB National Summer Games is the country’s largest sports event for athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

This National Summer Games is the tenth in the history of Special Olympics GB and will see around 2,600 athletes compete in 20 sports – including Judo, Athletics, Golf Sailing, Football and Tennis – across over a dozen Sheffield and South Yorkshire venues.

Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, commented: “To have Meadowhall as a supporter of the Games is a huge boost. They will make an important contribution to the promotion and success of these Games which will benefit our Special Olympics GB athletes.”

Darren Pearce, Meadowhall Centre Director added: “Like Karen, we are delighted to be involved and supporting the Special Olympics GB in Sheffield. It’s a real coup for the city to attract such a high-profile event and Meadowhall will be helping to fly the flag for all the competitors over the coming weeks.

“There are many varied sports taking place over the four days and the Meadowhall team are all looking forward to seeing some spectacular competitions unfold across Sheffield and the region come August.”


A list of all the sports and the venues at Special Olympics 2017 National Games include:

Football (Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park – SHUSP), Athletics (Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Centre – SHUCAS), Swimming (Ponds Forge International Sports Centre), Boccia (Ponds Forge International Sports Centre), Badminton (English Institute of Sport Sheffield – EISS), Table Tennis (English Institute of Sport Sheffield – EISS), Judo (English Institute of Sport Sheffield – EISS), Young Athletes ‘Come & Try’ (English Institute of Sport Sheffield – EISS), Powerlifting (Forge Valley Community School), MATP (English Institute of Sport Sheffield – EISS), Gym Rhythmic (Ice Sheffield), Gym Artistic (Ice Sheffield), Golf (Rother Valley Golf Club), Sailing (Pugneys Watersports Centre & Country Park), Basketball (All Saints Sports Centre), Netball (All Saints Sports Centre), Short Mat Bowls (Graves Health and Sports Centre), Tennis (Graves Health and Sports Centre), Ten Pin Bowling (Hollywood Bowl), Cycling (Forge Valley Community School), Equestrian (Parklands Equestrian Centre), Indoor Bowls (Doncaster Indoor Bowls Club).


For more information about the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games 2017, please visit: http://www.sheffield2017.org.uk