Egyptian paralympians to land in Lincolnshire this weekend

THE Egyptian Paralympic team – who will use Boston among their training bases – will arrive in the county of Saturday.

The 56-strong representatives from the African nation will use the Princess Royal Sports Arena as one of their three pre-Games preparation centres.

The team will stay in Lincoln, with 40 athletes and 16 support staff travelling.

Barrier Healthcare Ltd, Gelder Group and Lincolnshire Co-op are three county-based businesses donating goods or services to support the team.

More than 50 people from across Lincolnshire have also volunteered their time to support the Egyptian Paralympic Team.

University of Lincoln students, Egyptian families and physiotherapists are among the 100-plus volunteers who applied to be part of the process.

Lizzie Couling, workforce development manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “We started recruitment for volunteers in June and were thrilled with the response.

“We have more than 50 individuals volunteering over six days.

“They will be supporting the training sessions at the venues, showing the teams around the county, translating at various events”.

Throughout the week, there will be opportunities for local communities to get involved with the Egyptian Paralympic Team.

Community training sessions will take place at each of the venues, offering a chance for people to meet the Paralympians and take part in their sport.

For more information, visit www.lincolnshiresports.com