Locals invited to join Egyptian Paralympic team for training

Egyptian Paralympic team
Image caption The visiting team is made up of 40 athletes and 16 support staff

People in Lincolnshire are being invited to join the Egyptian Paralympic team as they take part in a pre-Games training camp.

The team, made up of 40 athletes and 16 support staff, are staying in Lincoln for a week and will also be training in Boston and Louth.

They will be training for athletics, powerlifting, sitting volleyball and table tennis.

About 50 volunteers are set to help the team while they are in the county.

'Fantastic' support

Open training sessions are taking place all week at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston for athletics, at the University of Lincoln for sitting volleyball and table tennis and at St Bernard's School in Louth for powerlifting.

Councillor Doreen Stephenson, Lincolnshire's champion for London 2012 and leader of East Lindsey District Council, said: "It's fantastic - we are delighted that people across the county have offered so much support to the Egyptian Paralympic team during their time in Lincolnshire.

"Whether it's a local business supplying goods for the team or a physiotherapist volunteering their time to support the athletes, the whole county has come together to welcome the team."

The team will stay in Lincoln until 24 August when then will travel to London in preparation for the Paralympics.

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