FENLAND: Fendis appeals to anyone with interest in sport to their annual meeting

FENDIS, Fenland s Disability Sports Forum, has had another successful year. The group is keen to build on this, by inviting local people and organisations who have an interest in sport to attend their Annual General Meeting and presentation evening. The

FENDIS, Fenland's Disability Sports Forum, has had another successful year.

The group is keen to build on this, by inviting local people and organisations who have an interest in sport to attend their Annual General Meeting and presentation evening.

The AGM will be held at The Neale Wade Community College in March at 6.30pm on Tuesday December 9.

Fendis achievements this year have included:


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*Establishing several multi sport sessions for disabled groups.

*Continued success of the Disability Golf Academy.

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*The Annual Golf Day in July, which attracted more than 140 participants.

*A number of disability awareness courses for coaches and volunteers.

*Establishing indoor and outdoor bowls sessions in Wisbech, Whittlesey and March.

*Weekly football training sessions for adults at March Football Club.

*Setting up regular Easyline fitness class sessions at the George Campbell Leisure Centre.

Fendis representatives also raised the Olympic flag in Fenland to mark the handing over of the Olympic and Para-Olympic Games from China to Britain.

Fendis would like to become more involved with a wider range of groups in the coming year.

After the appointment of officers for 2008/9 there will be refreshments which will be followed by a short presentation about Fendis.

Guest speakers will including Graham Young from Norfolk Disability Forum and Charlie James from the England Deaf Rugby Squad.

If you would like to become involved with Fendis or attend the AGM and presentation evening please contact the Fendis Secretary and Sports Inclusion Officer for Fenland District Council, Annette Fontaine, on 07951 378 297 or email afontaine@fenland.gov.uk

Cllr Steve Garratt, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Wellbeing and Future Generations said: "Fendis is a wonderfully successful partnership of local sporting and disability organisations. The Council is very pleased to be able to play a key role in supporting the work of Fendis."

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