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Blackwood introduces the Powerchair football AGM

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Blackwood Homes has come up with an innovative solution to the boring old AGM format

A specialist housing provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting.

Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes is hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing at its AGM.

The housing association has earned a reputation for highly creative showcases, which feature life-changing technology and innovative displays.

This year’s AGM will be no different and has been designed to encourage tenants to try new activities by providing them with the opportunity to trial the various sports first hand.

The event will take place on 19 September at the National Sports Training Centre in Largs.

The centre is the first UK residential sports centre of its kind, designed specifically to be inclusive for users of all physical and sensory ability.

Blackwood chief executive, Fanchea Kelly, said: “We always strive to create an ‘AGM with a difference’ and we’re delighted to deliver unique and ambitious events with over 100 tenants attending each year.

“We have had great success over the past three years, with our highly interactive events featuring everything from bionic arms and robot exoskeletons to the construction of a full scale, walk-through replica of our now launched Blackwood House.

“This year’s event is all about letting our customers try out something new and have the opportunity to meet people and make new friends.

“The sports centre at Largs is an ideal setting for this. They’ve really thought of everything.

"All the fitness suites have been adapted so that anyone can use them and it provides a terrific venue for people of all ability levels to enjoy physical activity.”

A team from Euan’s Guide, a charity which provides disabled access reviews, will have a stall at the AGM to offer advice to attendees while the dining room area will be used as a space for those who don’t wish to participate in the sports.