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Award-winning homebuilder Dandara continues support for youngsters at Peel Golf Club

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Dandara has renewed its support for a popular junior competition at Peel Golf Club. The award-winning homebuilder will again provide prizes for the club’s Open Competition, which takes place in August. The contest, which is open to junior golfers from clubs across the Island, is organised on a ‘medal’ format. There are prizes for the youngest players, from the age of just five, through to the more experienced junior golfers. Dandara’s sponsorship ensures prizes are available to all categories. Peel Golf Club has a strong junior section which includes members who have represented the Isle of Man at international events and Lancashire Ladies in the UK. Club Junior Organiser Tracy Saunders said: ‘The club prides itself on the fact it is in...

Pupils with disabilities enjoy athletics festivals

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Pupils with disabilities developed physical and social skills at athletics festivals run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) at the National Sports Centre this week. Ninety pupils from 11 primary and secondary schools enjoyed running, jumping and throwing in the final event of the year-round Disability School Sports Programme. Ari Brooks, Disability Sports Development Officer with MSR, said: ‘Our 10-year Strategy for Sport outlines how sport and physical activity improves the lives of those with disabilities. ‘The Disability School Sports Programme allows pupils to try a variety of sports in a fun and inclusive environment. ‘It encourages pupils to continue their involvement in sport through other events and schemes MSR and schools...

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