Hawks & Ospreys PowerHouseGames 2022

The High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Jennifer Crompton, switched her court dress for trainers to join us and over 40 school children on the pitch and try a series of new inclusive sports designed to be accessible and inclusive for everyone, no matter their ability. They were joined by volunteers from Cambridge University Hawks and Ospreys clubs, who made up twelve inclusive teams that all took part in our latest PowerHouseGames.

We hosted our PowerHouseGames on Monday 13th June at Cambridge University Sports Ground. Young people from Duxford Community Primary School, Melbourn Village College, St Faith’s School and Castle School competed in an array of sports, including boccia, kwik cricket, sitting volleyball, touch rugby, walking football and goal ball.

Jennifer Crompton, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, said:

“It was a real privilege to attend the PowerHouseGames with the Power2Inspire team.

“Sport is a very important part of society and culture, it provides us with opportunities to push ourselves to achieve the very best that we can, and helps to support our physical and mental health. It teaches us about team work and leadership and gives us ways of relating to others. Inclusive sports break down the barriers that prevent people with disabilities in partaking in sport and unlocking all that it has to offer. I am delighted to be a part of the PowerHouseGames that do exactly that.”

Alex Telford, member of Cambridge University’s Ospreys Club, said:

“After taking part in the PowerHouseGames with Power2Inspire and local schools, I feel really fulfilled. Most of us at the Ospreys and Hawks will have been involved with some form of sport from a young age, and therefore I believe it is really important to bring young people together to enjoy inclusive sport. It was fantastic to see children of all abilities have such fun and engage with the activities.”

Ed Hyde, member of Cambridge University’s Hawks Club, said:

“We really believe the power of sport. These events are a great opportunity for children to meet new people, and get involved with accessible sports that they may not have had a chance to experience before. John’s vision of no one being left on the bench is one that we wholeheartedly stand for. It was great to be a part of the PowerHouseGames.”

John Willis, Chief Ambassador and founder, Power2Inspire, said:

“PowerHouseGames are incredible sports days using adapted games and sports. All the activities are especially designed to be accessible and fun for everyone, old and young, with disabilities and none, sporty and not – and in so doing are wonderfully inclusive.

“I would like to thank our fantastic volunteers from Cambridge Hawks and Ospreys for helping us to run such an impactful event, and our High Sheriff Jennifer for not only attending, but taking part in all of the sports.”

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Would your university sports team, or school love to be involved in a PowerHouseGames? Could your company support our mission by volunteering at one of our PowerHouseGames? If so, then we would love to hear from you. We are also always looking out for people willing to fundraise for Power2Inspire through their own inspiring means. Or, you could volunteer individually at one of our events, or you could give to the ongoing work of Power2Inspire. There are SO MANY WAYS we can all help to ensure “no on else is left on the bench!” Click the button here to find out more.