Great Britain’s athletes pay a visit to Angus

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Angus Council, in partnership with Tayside Special Olympics, recently welcomed the Special Olympic Great Britain World Games squads of Bocce, ten pin bowling, football unified, golf and gymnastics rhythmic.

The athletes have all qualified to represent Great Britain at the world’s largest multi-sports event in 2015, the Special Olympics World Summer Games taking place in Los Angeles from 25 July until 2 August 2015.

Speaking after the event, the council’s leisure spokesperson Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games celebrates the abilities and accomplishments of people with learning disabilities.

“It’s not just about sport, it’s about families, it’s about triumphing over personal challenges and it’s about the pride you feel representing your country.

“Having spoken with a number of the athletes, you can tell that the excitement is growing not only for them but for their families too. We have been privileged here in Angus to have hosted such a dedicated team of athletes and volunteer coaches and I wish them all the very best for the Games.”

A fund-raising golf day also took place at Forfar Golf Club which saw players come from all over Scotland. Forfar Golf Club also hosted a dinner/disco for all the squads on the Friday evening.