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Special Olympics European Games Poland 2010

SOGB European games logoPoland Bound - September 2010

We are very proud of two of our athletes who have been chosen to represent Special Olympics GB in the European summer games which take place in Warsaw Poland.

Laura Ferguson, 16, qualified in the national games last year to represent us in Badminton, Laura attends Barbara Priestman 6th form college and is a very popular girl in her group she trains weekly with Steve Blenkinsopp in Saint Aiden’s club, also at Raich Carter Sports Centre, where some of the staff enjoy trying to oust her, but she gives them a hard game and is not used to losing.

Rayment Robson is going to represent GB in ten pin bowling; he also qualified at the national games last year.

Rayment trains with the T to T tenpin bowling club with David Conn at Washington, twice weekly. He attends Oxclose Multipurpose centre one day a week but volunteers there twice weekly where he helps with a disco one evening a week then another evening he helps with the over 55 club so all in all he has a very busy life.

We are of course very proud of Laura and Rayment and wish them the very best of luck in Poland.

Rayment and LauraThe Special Olympics European Summer Games took place from 18th - 24th September 2010 in Warsaw, Poland.

The 2010 Special Olympics GB Team was made up of 46 athletes. 1,600 athletes from 58 countries competed in 9 disciplines.

The British Athletes took part in 6 sports: Athletics, Badminton, Power lifting, Table Tennis, Tennis and Ten Pin Bowling.

Sunderland Special Olympics sent two athletes to represent the Northern Region Laura and Rayment.

We are pleased to let everyone know that Laura, our badminton player has won a gold medal in the ladies singles and a silver medal in the badminton mixed doubles.

We are all delighted at her success and all in Special Olympics Sunderland and Raich Carter sports centre want to say WELL DONE Laura.

Laura Ferguson SOGB badminton results enter here

Sunderland Special Olympics are also very proud of Rayment our ten - pin bowler.

Rayment won the silver medal in the doubles and the
bronze medal in the four man mixed team event.

All at T to T were delighted and congratulated Rayment on his success. WELL DONE Rayment.

Rayment Robson SOGB ten pin bowling results enter here

Laura in action

Laura in action on court

Rayment Bowling

Rayment in action in the lanes

Laura is happy with her gold medal

Laura is happy with her gold

Laura hits a return

Laura hits a return

Mick Hucknall meets Rayment

Mick Hucknall meets Rayment

Laura in action

Laura in action

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