WISHAW Sports Centre will be holding the 18th annual Wishaw Games this weekend.
Over the weekend of August 9 and 10, the sports centre will be hosting one of Scotland’s premier multi-sports competitions for people with physical and learning disabilities.
Now in its 18th year, the Games continue to attract increasing numbers of competitors.
From its inception in 1991, when sixty competitors took part in a one-day event, this year more than three hundred athletes will compete over the two days from all over Scotland, including teams from Aberdeen, Inverness, Dumfries and the central belt.
In addition to support from North Lanarkshire Council and North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, local businesses and organisations throughout the area have also come on board to assist the Wishaw Games.
The Games kick-off on Saturday, August 9, at 10am with carpet bowls, table tennis and boccia.
The athletics programme begins at 1pm, just after North Lanarkshire Council’s Provost Tom Curley officially opens the Games at 12.45pm.
The bowling event this year has attracted sponsorship again from Wishaw and District Housing Association and they will present a trophy to the best overall team.
The swimming gala will take place on Sunday, August 10, with a full programme of races running from 11am till 5pm.
Spectators are welcome to come along to Wishaw Sports Centre and support the Games and competitors over the weekend.