Festival of Sport 2018

Festival of Sport 2018 logoJoin us on 21-22 July 2018 for a weekend of sporting activities for young people who use wheelchairs!

Co-hosted by Treloar's and Eggar's School with the support of Panathlon Challenge, the weekend aims to offer participants the experience of taking part in different sports activities. It will comprise a core programme of sporting activities each day with a BBQ, cash bar, free movie and live music on Saturday evening.

Event Timings

Participants will be divided into age groups 11-16 and 16-25 and the planned timetable will include:


8.00Tent Village opens
9.00 - 11.30Treloar's Check in, pay for catering tokens and go to accommodation to meet care staff, set up room and tour house.
11.30Deadline for checking in
11.30 - 12.30Lunch served
13.00Welcome and Opening Ceremony
13.30 - 15.00Activities Programme Session 1
15.00 - 16.00Break for refreshments, toileting and travel to Session 2
16.00 - 17.30Activities Programme Session 2
18.30Drinks in the Chill Out Zone (cash bar)
19.00Bar, BBQ followed and entertainment

Participants will choose an activity for each session from a drop-down list on the booking form (please note that swimming will cover both sessions so no other choice will be available). Sports will include archery, boccia, field athletics, new age kurling, table cricket and slot cars.


8.00 - 9.00Breakfast served
10.00 - 12.00 (noon)Sports Competition Programme Session 1
12.00 - 13.00Lunch served
13.30 - 15.30Sports Competition Programme Session 2
16.00Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony

Sunday is dedicated to competition. Each age group will be divided into teams and will take part in competitions involving boccia, field athletics or multi-sports.

Overnight Accommodation

Saturday night accommodation is included in the registration fee which will comprise single rooms with hoists and en-suite facilities. Please note that bedding will not be provided and at least one parent/carer will be required to sleep in the room. Bed and bedding for the parent/carer will not be provided.

Parents, carers and families are encouraged to bring their tents, tepees, yurts, caravans or motorhomes to camp onsite at Eggar's School, free of charge. Toilets, showers and running water will be available for those who choose to camp.


The registration fee is £80 before 30 November 2017 and £100 from 1 December 2017. This fee includes overnight accommodation for the participant and parent/carer on Saturday night and all sporting activities.

Treloar's will provide all meals, including specially prepared food, for participants and their families at a cost of £20 per person per day.

Under special circumstances, participants and their families will be allowed to stay over on Friday and Sunday nights. Please contact us on festivalofsport@treloar.org.uk if you would like to discuss this in further detail.

Other Useful Information

Participants will be organised into two age groups, 11-16 and 16-25, and activities will be age appropriate.

All participants must be in education or training to take part in this Festival. Participants can come as part of a group such as a school or college or take part as an individual.

All care, including administering medication, will be the responsibility of each participant's parent/carer. Treloar's will not be providing care staff for the Festival although a nurse will be available in the event of an emergency.

For security and safeguarding reasons, CCTV on the Treloar's and Eggar's sites will be operational at all times during the Festival.

We need a minimum of 80 participants to make the Festival feasible. If fewer than 80 participants have registered by 30 April 2018, the Festival will not go ahead and all registration fees will be refunded.

If you have any questions or wish any further information on the Festival, please email festivalofsport@treloar.org.uk.

Click here for the event's terms & conditions.

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