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Belfast City Hall hosting disability sports

Belfast City Hall is to echo to the sounds of New Age Curling, armchair aerobics, badminton and boccia when it opens its doors to disability sport today.

As part of Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon's initiative to make the city landmark accessible to everyone, the Disability Sports Morning will fill the Great Hall.

Disability Sport NI and the City Council want to highlight how people of all ages and abilities can can enjoy and take part in the fun and fitness of sports.

Seventy people will demonstrate some of the sports available to those with disabilities.

Some of the sports require just small adaptations to improve access opportunities. New Age Curling, for instance, uses rubber curls on wheels, to enable older people and those with disabilities to participate.

Ms Mallon said: "City Hall belongs to the people of Belfast and yet for many people it is seen as remote from their daily lives.

"I want City Hall to be at the heart of Belfast, open, accessible and welcoming for people of all ages and all abilities."

Aubrey Bingham, from Disability Sport NI said: "This is an exciting opportunity for people from a range of Adult/Day Centres across the city, to socialise and participate in physical activity in the impressive surroundings of Belfast City Hall."

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