This summer, our amazing Midland Mencap hockey team made history by being the first team of adults with learning disabilities to represent England in a recognised tournament: the European Paralympic Hockey International.
With just six weeks to prepare, our Flyerz team had a real challenge on their hands. The Midland Mencap sports team supported them all the way, both by putting on extra training sessions and by working hard behind the scenes to plan for their epic four day trip down to London.
All of their hard work paid off and the trip was a huge success. Not only did the team get the opportunity to represent their country, meet new people and spend time away from home (a first for some team members), they also won a Bronze medal for England! An incredible experience that our Flyerz team will never forget!
And the icing on the cake? Proud parents and carers coming down to London to share in their triumph.