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A SPORTS taster session for children with disabilities is being held in honour of the Olympics.

Give it a Go Day, organised by Portsmouth Parent Voice, will give people aged up to 25 with any type of disability the chance to try out boccia – a target ball game – wheelchair basketball and a penalty shoot out.

There will also be stalls for parents to pick up information about the services they can use in the city and surrounding areas.

Tracey Fisher, from Portsmouth Parent Voice, said: ‘We wanted to do something for the children that was free and a in public place that has easy access.

‘But we also wanted provide parents with information about the kinds of services available to them in Portsmouth.

‘This way we can give the parents all of that while the kids have a bit of fun on the activities.’

The event is on from 10am to 2pm on Thursday in Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square. Entry is free.