The Handisport School Trophy in the province of Namur, organized by the Francophone Handisport League (LHF), brought together 370 children and adolescents on Tuesday in Malonne (Namur).
This inclusive day was part of the Handisport School Program developed by the LHF. The main objective was to offer young people with or without a physical, intellectual or sensory disability the opportunity to discover as many disabled sports as possible. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., some 370 children and teenagers from schools in the province of Namur – whether from ordinary or specialized education – were able to practice chair basketball, para hockey, sitting volleyball, blind football, chair racing or even blind archery.
“The idea is really to make sport accessible to everyone so that everyone can learn and perhaps encourage vocations,” explained Adam Scheerlinck, coordinator of the Handisport School Trophy on behalf of the LHF. “Today, we were able to count on the collaboration of the Francophone Hockey League to have suitable equipment and to introduce the activity in the best conditions, while directing young people to suitable structures.”
Throughout the day, the young people present were able to count on supervision provided by physical education students from the Haute École de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg (Henallux). They were able to take the opportunity to learn about the care of young people with disabilities.
Days of this type are organized in each province covered by the LHF, with the exception of Hainaut where a structure has yet to be put in place.