Paralympian opens Moyles Court’s tennis courts in Ringwood
MOYLES Court School has opened its new tennis and multi-sports courts.
Peter Norfolk, who made history at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games when he won Britain’s first ever medals in Wheelchair Tennis officially opened the courts with a “first serve” in front of an audience of pupils, staff, parents and friends of Moyles Court. He then played a few rallies with pupils.
Peter is a paralympian for tennis and ambassador for Sparks charity, for whom Moyles Court has raised £500. Sparks is a leading children’s medical research charity dedicated to funding and promoting pioneering research into a wide range of conditions and disabilities affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.
Mr Greg Meakin, headmaster comments: “It is such a privilege to have Peter officially open our courts and whose inspirational talk to pupils was very special, including his showing of his Paralympic medals from Athens, Beijing and London. We are so proud to have this fantastic new facility that enables our pupils, of all sporting abilities, to practice their skills and enjoy fun tournaments and competitions. We are committed to continue working with Sparks and hopefully Peter Norfolk to raise funds and awareness.”
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Sean Kelly, director of fundraising at Sparks, said: “It’s staggering to think that in the UK, one in 30 babies is born with a medical condition which may affect them for life. With the fantastic support of Peter Norfolk and wonderful fundraising efforts of Moyles Court School, Sparks can continue to fund even more pioneering medical research to help babies, children and mums-to-be.”