Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed the support from the Assembly for his motion calling on a legacy from the Paralympic games to be created.
Mr. McMullan said,
“There is no doubt that the Paralympic games was an inspiration to everyone when you look at the obstacles that the participants have overcome to compete to such a high standard.
“People with disabilities deserve the same opportunities to take part in sport and health improving activities as able bodied people yet we find that many facilities across the North are totally inadequate to cater for many people with a disability.
“It is therefore important that we use the Paralympics as a catalyst to build a legacy that will overcome the obstacles that face people with disabilities on a day to day basis.
“This will only be achieved by the co-operation between all the Departments, The Councils and Disability Sport NI and I look forward to them working together for the benefit of promoting sport with is the disabled community.”
“I therefore welcome the support from all parties in the Assembly today on the motion to begin to look to building that legacy that will create proper facilities for Paralympians and Special Olympians.”