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New activity sessions in London as part of Sporting Sense

25 October 2018

Sense have some great activities set-up as part of the Sporting Sense project in London, which they invite you to get involved in.

Sport England – Merchants’ Academy climbing. 11 June 2014

Climbing
For anyone 14+ with a sensory impairment or complex needs who wants to get involved. This group is led by an instructor, participants take it in turns to have a go on the various climbing walls. Limited space available!

When: Thursday 11th October to Thursday 15th November
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Where: The Reach, Unit 6 Mellish Estate, Harrington Way, Woolwich, London, SE18 5NR
Cost: Free Climbing sessions.

Ice Skating
For anyone 14+ with a sensory impairment or complex needs who wants to get involved. This is an opportunity for people to attend an open ice skating session at the leisure centre for people with a disability. This session is not led by an instructor, but there is a skate marshal present.

When: Mondays Started on Monday 17th September.
Time: 10:00 -11:00
Where: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre, 390 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 6HX
Cost: £5.70 per session. Paid upon arrival to leisure centre.

Please register your attendance for any of the activities above, or for more information contact Mayana:
Email: mayana.mcdermott@sense.org.uk 
Telephone:0207 014 9318

As with all of our sessions they welcome friends, family and support workers to come along and join in, you don’t have to be sat on the side, you can have fun and learn as well.

In other news:From Boccia to Ice Skating – It’s important to find the right activity for you!

Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection Seminar will be held on Tuesday 13 November

23 October 2018

My Afk (previously Action for Kids), together with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and The Advocacy and Support Partnership are delighted to announce that two new speakers will be joining their expert solicitor Alex Rook, at the Transition to Adulthood – Mental Capacity Act seminar for parents, carers and professionals on Tuesday 13th November.

Her Honour Judge Hilder, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection will be speaking about the Court Of Protection and how it works. In addition, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, Michael King, will talk about the ombudsman – what he does and how it can help parents of disabled children.

Book now so that you don’t miss out – the seminar runs from 10 am to 2.30 pm in central London and costs only £15 for parents and carers and £45 for organisations and professionals. Places are going fast.

To download a flier for the seminar click here.

Book your place using this link.

In other news:Applications For The Virgin London Marathon 2019 for Disability Rights UK (DRUK) are now open!

Applications For The Virgin London Marathon 2019 for Disability Rights UK (DRUK) are now open!

11 October 2018

 DR UK is now recruiting runners for London Marathon 2019 and we need you!

Are you eager to make a difference? Ready to make a change for the people with disabilities across the UK? We are devoted to campaigning to strengthen and protect disabled people’s rights and you can help us to raise money to support the work we do. The money that you raise goes straight back into the work the charity does in supporting some of the most disadvantaged people in society. We receive no government funding for our core work so the money raised really does make a difference!

Join #teamDRUK and apply to run the Virgin London Marathon! By joining us you will receive:

  •  Running Vest or T-Shirt
  •  Fundraising advice, ideas and support
  •  Weekly emails for encouraging advice and training tips
  •  Your Story published on our website

Any Questions? Contact Chelsey via email: Chelsey.tredgold@disabilityrightsuk.org

In other news: Re-creating London Marathon 2018 by Iyiola Olafimihan

Disability Talent ID Workshop on Friday 16th November 2018

9 October 2018

West Riding County FA have recently been accepted as a Disability Talent Hub for the 2018/19 season so they would like to invite you to their first ever Disability Talent ID Workshop; Coaches who attend this workshop will get 2 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from FA Learning.

CPD events are for anyone involved in football who is looking to improve their skills and knowledge of the game.

The FA will deliver a workshop at West Riding County FA to give you an introduction into Disability Talent ID within the disability pathway and how those involved with mainstream football can play a massive part in this.

This workshop is free to attend and is aimed at coaches/teachers with or without qualifications who work with players under 16 years old.

This workshop will help attendees identify players in the local area and give them information on how best to support/signpost players to appropriate environments. The disability talent pathway is developing year on year to support talented young players and the workshop will give attendees the awareness to have a positive impact.

Here’s a goal from a very talented Cerebral Palsy footballer Matt Crossen:

Date: Friday 16th November 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: West Riding County Football Association, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX

Teas and coffees will be provided.

If you or someone you know are interested in attending, please e-mail Colan Leung, Disability Football Development Officer at West Riding FA with your/their name, FAN, email address and any support you require for the workshop.

In other news: Watch our films and see how people are making choices and taking control over being active. 

Spaces left on Coaching Disabled Footballers Course on 30 September

20 September 2018

West Riding FA still have spaces left on their Coaching Disabled Footballers Course. This course will be held at Middleton Centre in Leeds on Sunday 30 September 2018, 10am-5pm

The course costs £40 and covers both theory and practical elements. By the end of the workshop each participant should be able to meet the following outcomes:

  • Apply and extend your existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of players with a range of impairments
  • Establish basic communication skills for coaching disabled footballers
  • Use appropriate terminology
  • Identify appropriate safety and medical considerations
  • Plan a wide range of coaching sessions for disabled footballers
  • Using the Inclusion Spectrum, plan your coaching sessions to include disabled players or provide alternative appropriate opportunities
  • Understand the player pathways available for disabled players including the appropriate structure for competition.

 For more information on the Coaching Disabled Footballers course and book your space as soon as possible click here.

In other news: Chester FC Community Trust received a national award for its work supporting men who have experienced mental health problems.

The latest WheelPower Feel Inspired Junior Sports Camp is coming soon.

4 September 2018

WheelPower are pleased to announce their latest  WheelPower Feel Inspired Junior Sports Camp is coming up on the 16th October 2018! This event is being held at Stoke Mandeville and will include sports such as table tennis, basketball, archery, fencing and tennis! The camp is open to people aged 12-18.

Entry to the event is FREE with family and friends also welcome to participate.

WheelPower’s Feel Inspired Junior Camps are a great way for young people aged 12-18 with a disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment and all activity is adapted to suit your abilities. The Camps are a great way to make new friends, improve your health and have fun!

Time:

Registration is from 9.30am and the camp will finish at approximately 2:30pm.

Location:

There is plenty of accessible parking at the Stadium – make sure you give your vehicle registration number to reception and then parking is free all day!

The Stadium also has accessible toilets and changing facilities.

Cost:

Entry to the event is FREE including lunch which will be provided.​

Accommodation, if required, will be available on the nights of the 15th and 16th at the Olympic Lodge, Stoke Mandeville Stadium at an additional cost.

The deadline for registration and camp payment is the 5th October 2018.

Camp Information:

Who is the Camp for?

The Feel Inspired Junior Sports Camp is open to young people with physical or mild sensory impairments between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age, please note however younger participants may be included at the organisers discretion.

If any of the young people’s siblings or friends (of camp age) want to attend as well to enable them to take part in the activities togther then they are more than welcome – just let us know. The activities on offer can cater for disabled and non-disabled people.

We are expecting between 30 to 80 young people to attend the Camp.

Sports and activities:

The sports and activities at the Camp may include archery, cue sports, indoor athletics, shooting, table tennis, tennis and wheelchair basketball.

These activities ​are all about having fun, learning new skills and receiving coaching – this may include a small element of competition but this is optional.

Everyone will be welcomed to take part and the sports and activities will be suitable for you at a level at which you will feel comfortable.

Each sport will last for approximately 35-minutes but young people can go at their own pace and have rests when needed.

All of our sports coaches are qualified, have DBS checks and have lots of experience of delivering activity to young people who have different impairments and needs.

All young people attending can discuss their needs and support with the Event Manager and sport coaches in a safe and private environment before starting an activity.

For some of the sports at the camp you will be required to use your own wheelchair. Please ensure, if applicable, that you bring a chair that you are willing to use in activities at the Camp. WheelPower’s sports wheelchairs will be available for certain sports.

To register for the camp click here.

In other news: Find out what the Get Yourself Active project is all about and watch how people are making choices and taking control over being active…

International Workshop on Cycling Training

30 August 2018

An International Workshop on Delivering Cycling Training and Activity Sessions for Disabled People will take place at University College London on Tuesday, 11th of September 2018.

The workshop will focus on the delivery of inclusive cycling activities/training based on the experiences in the UK, Netherlands and Japan. The workshop topics will include: instructor training, developing a guideline for delivering inclusive cycling training, inclusive transport planning and improving perceptions of disabled people, parents, carers and cycling instructors on the current provision of inclusive cycling activities. The workshop will cover cycling activity provision for a variety of impairments and ages.

This event will be a great opportunity to discuss the current situation of cycling delivery for disabled people and to network with academics and practitioners from Japan and the Netherlands involved in disability cycling, as well as other UK-based organisations.

The workshop is free to attend.

RSVP and a full list of guest speakers can be found here

In other news Deaf Tennis Festival and Deaf National Championships 2018

Deaf Tennis Festival and Deaf National Championships 2018

21 August 2018

Don’t miss out on being part of the 2018 Deaf Tennis Festival and Deaf National Championships at the National Tennis Centre! The Festival and Championships are organised by national charity, the Tennis Foundation.

All the details you need are below but if you have any questions please get in touch with Liz Terry at Tennis Foundation – Email Liz Terry.

We are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of deaf tennis!

Deaf Tennis Festival

On September 15 and 16 the Tennis Foundation is running a festival of deaf tennis. There will be a range of fun events and competitions to ensure there is an activity right for everyone!

We will have fun activities for beginners which will let them try tennis, learn new skills and take part with friends, siblings and parents – these activities are for everyone, not just those who are deaf.

There will be a fun competition in a Fast 4 format – this competition is only for deaf players but you can leave your hearing aids in. You don’t need to be a superstar – the focus is on enjoying tennis in a match environment!

Venue: The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton (London) SW15 5JQ

Dates: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 2018

Time: 9am start both days, Saturday we will finish activities around 5pm with the BBQ at 6pm. Sunday finish time approx. 3pm. If you are taking part in activities only you can be flexible, just book a time with us via email

Cost: Fun Competition – £10 per player / Activities only – £5 per player

All players will be given a complimentary BBQ Meal on Saturday night with player’s guests being invited to join us for £10 per person

To book: Email Liz Terry

Accommodation: There is limited accommodation onsite at the National Tennis Centre at £48 per person per night (you will share a room with someone else).  This can be booked on a first come, first served basis via Liz Terry – Email Liz Terry.

Deaf National Championships

The Deaf National Championships will also be taking place alongside the festival. This event will see Great Britain’s best deaf players battling it out for the title of National Champion – a great spectacle!

On the Saturday evening there will also be a BBQ for everyone – a great way to make new friends.

Venue: The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton (London) SW15 5JQ

Dates: Friday 14 – Sunday 16 September 2018

Time: Friday qualifying or Round 1 matches to start from 4pm. Saturday and Sunday play to begin at 9.30am

Cost: Deaf Nationals Main Draw Competition – £25 per player

All players will be given a complimentary BBQ Meal on Saturday night with player’s guests being invited to join us for £10 per person

To enter: Visit Online entry for Deaf National Tennis Championships 2018

Accommodation: There is limited accommodation onsite at the National Tennis Centre at £48 per person per night (you will share a room with someone else.) This can be booked on a first come, first served basis via Liz Terry – Email Liz Terry.

In other news: Leadership programme calling for Disabled People involved in football

British Blind Sport Have a Go Day South Wales

17 August 2018

British Blind Sport are delighted to announce a Have a Go Day in South Wales.

Come along and take part in an entirely free day of sport and activities including Judo, Guide Running, Football, Tennis and many more. Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up. Friends and family are also welcome. Register for the Have a Go Day in South Wales.

Working in with Sport Cardiff and Cardiff Institute for the Blind, this event will take place at Cardiff House of Sport, Cardiff on Saturday 29th September. A number of successful events have already been held this year including Cambridge, London, Liverpool and Surrey. Here’s what other participants had to say:

“We had an amazing day altogether in the family. It was great to have both my VI children and their siblings involved as it made the day much more fun. Thank you for organising!’ Parent of participants, Have a Go Day Surrey

When and Where

Venue: Cardiff House of Sport, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Cardiff CF11 8AW

Date: Saturday 29th September 12:30 to 5pm

 Get Involved!

Register for the Have a Go Day in South Wales

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

In other news: British Blind Sport are also organizing a Have a Go Day in Bristol!

British Blind Sport Have a Go Day Bristol

16 August 2018

British Blind Sport are organizing a Go Day programme in Bristol!  Working in partnership with Wesport and Vision West of England.

Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, including their friends and siblings, come along and take part in an entirely free day of activities including Cricket, Football, Guide Running and many more!

Last year a number of successful similar events took place across the UK. Here’s what other participants had to say:

“I found it amazing! The things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially cycling for the first time in 11 years. I felt the wind on my face as we moved around the track. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to the next.” Participant, Have a Go Day Leicester

When and Where

Venue: Bristol Grammar School Sports Hall, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR

Date: Saturday 15th September, 11am-4pm

Get Involved!

Register for the Have a Go Day in Bristol.  For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

In other news Indoor Games and Soft Sports in Sheffied!

‘Parentability’: Reimagining social care services with disabled parents and professionals

14 August 2018

Our sister project at Disability Rights UK, DRILL is backing a one day conference for research into adults and childrens’ social care on 21st September.

For the first time disabled parents, social work academics and professionals have collaborated to design a radical re-imagining of how adults’ and children’s social care might deliver holistic services which value the needs, assets and rights of the whole family.

This conference is aimed at health and social care professionals,
academics and policy makers. Speakers include: Professor Emily Munro and Dr Maryam Zonouzi.

Attendance is free but places are limited. To book a place please email:
Leilani.Rogers@beds.ac.uk

Date: Friday 21st September
Time: 11.00 – 15.45
Venue: Putteridge Bury, Luton

Click here to download a flyer for the conference.

In other news: Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon Voucher.

Coming Soon: Indoor Games and Soft Sports in Sheffield!

Thursday 2 August 2018

Everyone is welcome at D.A.W.S Community Gym in Sheffield. The gym will start holding indoor games and soft sports sessions every Monday starting on the 3rd of September.

If you want to take part in a variety of non competitive activities including Boccia, New Age Kurling and other soft sports, then sessions will be held each Monday between 6.15pm-7.15pm at:

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Centre,

Beaver Hill Road,

Handsworth,

Sheffield. S13 9QA

There is a charge of £4.00 per session.

For further details contact: Stephen Birkby on 07527 118968 or Tracey Morris on 07414 225161.

In other news:Members wanted for Sheffield International Venues Disability Inclusion Steering Group

 

Join British Blind Sport for their ‘Have a Go Day’ in Newcastle

Thursday 26 July 2018

We are delighted to inform you of a British Blind Sport Have a Go Day in Newcastle. Working with Sight Service and Smile Through Sport, this event will take place at The Parks Sport Centre, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6TL on Friday 31st August.

Attendees can expect a FREE sports taster event with lots of activities and fun including Cricket, Archery, Athletics and many more! Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, adults and children, friends and family are welcome.

Please find the event information attached.

To register, visit the Events page of the British Blind Sport website or use the link below.

Register online now for the Have a Go Day in Newcastle

For further details please contact Participation Officer, Alex Pitts on 01926 424 247, mobile 07929 356 428 or email Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk.

In other news: Members wanted for Sheffield International Venues Disability Inclusion Steering Group

 

A Special Olympics Taster Event will be held from 10am to 2pm on 16th July in Sheffield

Tuesday 10th July 2018

People with an intellectual disability, their families and friends are invited to try a number of different sports at a taster session at the English Institute of Sport. Participants can be new or existing members of the Special Olympics South Yorkshire Partnership.

The Special Olympics South Yorkshire Partnership is an accredited delivery network of Special Olympics GB. The network is a group of sports clubs & sessions working together to increase participation opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities across South Yorkshire.

The Taster Event is for any participant with an intellectual disability, their families and friends to give something new a go! Local coaches and clubs will deliver their sessions and provide information for follow on sessions to get involved.

Meet coaches and clubs in:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Boccia
  • Cricket

This event is open to people ages 8+. There will be a café open throughout the day for food and refreshments.

To find out more information about the day and book your place click here. 

In other news:What is the Children and Families Local Offer?

British Blind Sport Have a Go Day Sussex

Tuesday 10 July 2018

We are delighted to announce a British Blind Sport Have a Go Day in Sussex! Working with Active Sussex and Albion in the Community the event will take place at Falmer Sports Centre, University of Brighton, on Sunday 12th August.

Register online now for the Have a Go Day in Sussex

Kindly funded by the Peter Harrison Foundation, come along and take part in an entirely free day of activities including Golf, Goalball, Archery, Bowls, Tennis, Football, Cricket and Judo! Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, including their friends, family or siblings. Last year a number of successful events took place across the UK. Here’s what other participants had to say:

“Amazing day, great opportunity to try new sports. Thank you” Participant, Have a Go Day Cambridge

When and Where

Venue: Falmer Sports Centre, University of Brighton, Village Way, Falmer, BN1 9PH

Date: Sunday 12th August from 9.45am to 2pm

 Get Involved!

Register online now for the Have a Go Day in Sussex. For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

In other news: British Blind Sport is a National Disability Sports Organisation (NDSO). More information about what it and other NDSOs do can be found here. 

Young stars prepare for Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships

Friday 6 June 2018

This weekend (7-8 July 2018) will see 230 young hopefuls from across the country take part in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Following seven regional qualifiers, the Nationals take place at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry, where spectators can spot future para-athletics stars.

Photo Credit: Richard Harris

Typhoo and Activity Alliance have teamed up for a fourth year running to support young disabled athletes.

Somnath Saha, CEO of Typhoo Tea, said:

“Sports unites people and, at Typhoo, bringing communities together is an important part of what we do. Supporting Activity Alliance again this year, we look forward to providing more opportunities for young disabled people to compete at a high level as part of our ongoing Sports for All programme.”

Aiming to increase the number of disabled people in sport, athletes compete in a series of track and field events. The Saturday programme begins at 10am until 4pm, while on Sunday, events will start at 9.45am and the awards ceremony will finish around 12.30pm.

One of the athletes competing this weekend is 14 year old wheelchair racer Nathan Freeman:

“I’m excited to be competing at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships this weekend. I’ve competed in it for the last three years and it is one of my favourite events. In preparation, I’ve been working hard to improve my times but I’m mainly making sure I just enjoy the event.”

The Championships are organised by Activity Alliance’s events team. The event programme enables more disabled people to access opportunities in more places, whether for talent development or to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle. These activities help to improve people’s physical and mental health whilst boosting confidence and social interaction.

Barry Horne, Chief Executive for Activity Alliance, said:

“The partnerships we have are vital for the work we do, especially for exciting programmes like this one. Typhoo’s support means we can ensure many more disabled people have more opportunities to be and stay active.
“For many years, the Lions Club International’s long-term support has also helped us to deliver this event. Not only that, but they have continued to support us through their excellent team of volunteers. Our sincere thanks to them for their ongoing dedication and generosity.”

For the provisional programme and more information, please visit Activity Alliance’s website. Follow the event conversation with the hashtag #SportsForAll.

In other news: Good luck to everyone competing in the Championships this weekend! To see another possible future para-athletics star meet Maya the determined wheelchair racing whizz kid!

Parallel is coming to Scotland

Thursday 14th June 2018

Team Parallel  are happy to announce that this year, they are bringing the UK’s largest all-inclusive mass participation fun run to Glasgow, taking place on 2nd September in the beautiful George Square.

Parallel Glasgow will be fully-accessible, consisting of a 100m, 1K, 5K and the Super Sensory 1K. Alongside the fun runs will be a free family mini fest with sport, games, play and well-being activities for all.

Be sure to register your interest today to stay up to date on more updates to come.

Look out for their further announcement of Parallel Lambeth this week!

In other news: Maya the determined wheelchair racing whizz kid!

UKSA announce British Team heading to Paris for first Inas European Summer Games

Friday 8th of June

Britain’s best athletes cross the channel in July to take on some of the World’s best at the inaugural Inas Summer Games as part of the UK Sports Association (UKSA) Great Britain Team.  

UKSA is proud to announce its athletics, cycling and swimming Teams, with further announcements in Tennis, in collaboration with the Tennis Foundation to follow. 

British representation spans the 4 sports of athletics, cycling, tennis and swimming and includes previous internationals Declan Manning and Nathan Fleetwood as well as six others making their GB international debuts for UKSA.

Supported by a dedicated team of coaching professionals, expectations are high as athletes continue to prepare to demonstrate their sporting prowess.

Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive, UK Sports Association comments  “We really have seen some excellent performances from the British Team already” comments

“We set competitive standards for the event and this has without a doubt shown that British athletes are ready to rise the challenges that this performance environment will throw at them”.

“The Inas Summer Games will be challenging, but we have selected a Team of strong talented athletes who are ready to do the job. We have a dedicated group of coaches supporting the Team and I am delighted that one of those coaches is a former Paralympian who started his career as an Inas competitor. Congratulations to all athletes and coaches on their selection to the UKSA GB Team.”

The UK Sports Association (UKSA) is the only official Great Britain member of Inas, the International Federation for athletes with intellectual impairment, Down syndrome and autism.

Hosted by Fédération Française du Sport Adapté on behalf of Inas Europe, the Inas Summer Games will take place in Paris, France from 14 July to 22 July 2018.  With 9 sports in contention, it is expected that over 1000 participants will take part.

The Championships will incorporate the Inas European Championships in Athletics and Swimming and the Inas World Championships in Cycling and Tennis.

In other news DR UK  is now recruiting runners for the Great North Run 2018

FREE sports and physical activity tasters for people with a visual impairment.

Friday 8th June 2018

Come and enjoy Tennis, Zumba, Football, Goalball, Climbing, Athletics,
Gym instruction and more!

There are great facilities at Westway with an excellent climbing wall and football training provided by Fulham Football club and so much more.

Free Entry- Closing Date 16th June

Date: Saturday 7th July,  Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Venue: Westway Sports Centre, London W10 6RP

Open to all ages; young people 8+, adults and older people.
Siblings and friends welcome.
Meet and greet service available from Latimer Rd station.
More details and to register: www.britishblindsport.org.uk or
Contact: Alex 07929 356428 or alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

Brought to you by British Blind Sport, London Vision, RSBC, Illuminate Freedom.

In other news: British Blind Sport are a National Disability Sport Organisation. What does that mean? Find out in our Glossary of terms.

Can Do Community Sail Event on 23rd June

Thursday 7  June 2018

Can Do invites you to attend the 2018 Can Do Community Sail Event. Can Do is a volunteering programme for young people with disabilities aged 10-35.

No experience required. It’s about giving you the opportunity to make a difference – both to yourself and your local community.

Come along for a fun filled day of sailing with our Can Doers from Roots and Shoots College. It’s free – no experience needed. You will be joining other Can Doers, and be instructed by Tideway Sailability staff and volunteers. Everyone is welcome to join.

Date: Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Time: 10:30 – 3pm

Address: Tideway Sailability Greenland Dock, Rope Street, London SE16 7SX

Community Sail Event poster 

Please let us know if you can make it by contacting Can Do Programme Coordinator Carrie Tse at: carrie.tse@leonardcheshire.org or 07872 048 624.

In other news: After my first sail I was hooked, I loved it!

England Netball Needs You!

Tuesday 5 June 2018

England Netball are looking for individuals with a hearing impairment to be a part of a deaf netball pilot at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield on Sunday the 15th July.

Over the next year, England Netball will be working with UK Deaf Sport to develop a deaf netball classification and we need your help!

At the pilot, we will be looking at a range of things to develop such as coaching, match play and the rules and regulations. If you have a hearing impairment and want to be part of the pilot then email: compevents@englandnetball.co.uk to register your interest. We are looking for a range of ages and hearing impairments

Also if you are a teacher or have an expertise and would like to get involved in helping shape the sport then please register your interest too.

Date: Sunday July 15th, 2018

Venue: English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Entry Deadline:  Sunday June 22nd, 2018

Price: Free

In other news: In Yorkshire? the Special Olympic Coaching Bursary Scheme is now open until 11th June. 

Wheels for All Black Country inclusive cycling tryout day

Friday 11 May 2018

Wheels for All are pleased to announce there will be a try out day at Aldersley Stadium on Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

Come and enjoy inclusive cycling activities for all the family
regardless of ability. Try out a wide range of adapted cycles at Aldersley Stadium.

Come along as a group or an individual – all welcome.
Help bring regular inclusive cycling to Wolverhampton.

When and where

Date: Wednesday 6th June 10am TO 4:30pm

Venue: Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton, WV6 9NW

Further details please contact Ian Tierney on 01925 234213
or email on ian.tierney@cycling.org.uk

In other news London vi sport and physical activity day

 

London VI Sport and Physical Activity Day

Friday 11 May 2018

FREE sports taster event in London for people with a visual impairment

Come along and enjoy an action packed inclusive day of tennis, zumba, football, goalball, climbing, cricket, gymnastics and much more!

This event is open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 8 and over, including friends and family ,sports fanatics or people just getting started. It’s fun for all ages, with a different activity timetables for children and adults on the day as well as gentle activities for those who want to take a slower pace.

The event organised by British Blind Sport, London Vision, Illuminate Fitness, the Royal Society for Blind Children and London Sport  will take place at Westway Sports Centre, London on Saturday 7th July 2018 from 10.30am to 4pm.

When and Where

Date: Saturday 7th July, 10.30am to 4pm

Venue: Westway Sports Centre, London W10 6RP

 Get Involved!

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

Register online for the London VI Sport and Physical Activity Day

In other news Goalball uk unches national schools- competition programme

 

 

WheelPower will be running their latest Feel Inspired Primary Sport Camp on Wednesday 23rd May at UEA Sportspark in Norwich

Tuesday 1 May 2018

WheelPower’s Feel Inspired Primary Sports Camps are a great way for children aged 5-11 with a disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment and all activity is adapted to suit your abilities. The Camps are a great way to make new friends, improve your health and have fun!

Time:

  • Registration is from 10am and activities start at 10:15am. The camp will finish at approximately 2.30pm.

Camp Information:

​Who is the Camp for?

  • The Feel Inspired Primary Sports Camp is open to children with physical or mild sensory impairments between the ages of five and eleven years old. We shall also accept entry forms from those children who would not traditionally fit within ‘disability sport classification’ such as those with dyspraxia, epilepsy or some form of internal organ dysfunction or absence.
  • The aim of this broader definition is to make some form of provision for those children who are unable to ‘fit in’ to mainstream PE/sport provision but who also do not qualify for disability provision.
  • If any of the children’s siblings or friends (of camp age) want to attend as well to enable them to take part in the activities together then they are more than welcome – just let us know. The activities on offer can cater for disabled and non-disabled people.
  • Parents/Guardian’s/Personal Assistants may be asked to assist and support your child at some activities to ensure that they get the best experience possible. They will be required to stay on site throughout the event (there is seating available near the activities as well as in the cafeteria).
  • We are expecting between 20 and 40 children to attend the Camp.

Sports and activities:

  • The sports and activities at the Camp include basketball, boccia, bowls, fencing , table games, tennis and zone hockey (other sports may be available).
  • These activities ​are all about having fun and learning new skills – this may include a small element of competition but this is optional.
  • Everyone will be welcomed to take part and the sports and activities will be suitable for you at a level at which you will feel comfortable.
  • Each sport will last for approximately 40-minutes but children can go at their own pace and have rests when needed.
  • All of our sports coaches are qualified, have DBS checks and have lots of experience of delivering activity to disabled children.
  • All childen attending can discuss their needs and support with the Event Manager and sport coaches in a safe and private environment before starting an activity.

Cost:

  • The event is FREE to attend!​

The deadline for registration and camp payment is Monday 21st May 2018.

To register please click here

Alternatively if you want to have a chat and find out more or ask any questions please contact Ollie Buncombe who is the Event Manager at WheelPower on 01296 395995 or oliver.buncombe@wheelpower.org.uk

 

In other news: The England Talent Day for football players with disabilities aged 7-16 will be held this Sunday (6th May). 

World Snooker Disability Day 2018

Tuesday 24 April 2018

World Snooker Disability Day will once again be staged during the Betfred World Snooker Championship in Sheffield on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

With activities to run throughout the day at the ‘Cue Zone’, situated at the Winter Garden, close to the Crucible Theatre, the event aims to raise awareness of disability snooker and encourage people with disabilities to participate in snooker as either players, fans or officials.

The event is jointly organised by World Snooker and World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS), a body established in 2015 which has to date hosted 13 world disability snooker events across the UK and mainland Europe. The long-term goal for the WDBS is to see snooker return to the Paralympics, at which snooker was one of its founding sports and was held most recently in 1988.

Cue Zone activities

Under the guidance of WPBSA World Snooker coaches Steve Rutter and Ian McAllister, the day will see regular WDBS competitors demonstrating their skills in matches against members of the general public, both in individual and doubles matches.

There will also be a session staged with members of Sheffield Mencap and disability snooker will be featured throughout the day’s BBC coverage, including footage from last month’s Belgian Open in Bruges.

Cue4All

For the second consecutive year World Snooker Disability Day will form part of the #Cue4All initiative organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, which aims to promote the inclusive nature of snooker and billiards.

If you cannot make it to the Crucible on the day, you can be part of the celebrations by hosting open days at your club, offering free taster sessions, running snooker challenges, promoting your community snooker sessions and sharing stories on social media about the groups or individuals who access your snooker facilities.

To follow and get involed in the action on Twitter, you can follow or tag in the hashtag #Cue4All so that WPBSA can share your inclusive activities during this year’s Betfred World Championship.

In other news:Free Wheelchair Ballroom Masterclass with World Champion Pawel Karpinksi

Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport

Friday 20th April

 On 15th May between 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm a workshop is being held in Peterborough that will enhance Your Communication Skills AND Meet the Needs of Deaf Participants.

Developed in partnership with UK Deaf Sport and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) this is an interactive workshop delivered by UK Coaching that will help develop your communication skills, so you can fully include deaf people of all ages. It’s very likely that at some point you’ll coach an individual who is deaf. Delivered by coaches who are deaf themselves this workshop will give you the confidence to include them in your sessions alongside your hearing participants. What’s more this workshop will help you develop your non verbal communication skills so your day-to-day coaching sessions will improve.

By the end of the Workshop you will:

  • be aware of deafness and understand the barriers facing deaf people in sport
  • have developed your own communication skills and be able to use them effectively in any coaching session
  • be aware of and understand the pathways for deaf sport to encourage deaf participants to aim high
  • be able to develop an action plan to include deaf people in your coaching session

To Book: Online with Living Sport at http://www.livingsport.co.uk/events-courses-2/upcomingevents/

Any Questions: Contact Rebecca Evans on rebecca.evans@livingsport.co.uk01487 849929, or 07739 655062

For more information including on how to get to the venue please look at the original article at Inspire Peterborough.

In other news: The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football – Inclusive Course

Free Wheelchair Ballroom Masterclass with World Champion Pawel Karpinksi

Tuesday 17th April 2018

This masterclass will be held from 12-1pm on Wednesday 9th of May at Sadlers Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio. Places are limited, please book your space via 020 7863 8000.

Fusion is the UK’s first inclusive Latin and ballroom dance showcase by disabled and non-disabled artists, presented by Step Change Studios at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio at 8pm on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Fusion will see wheelchair world dance champion Pawel Karplinski and his dance partner perform together for the first time in the UK. Pawel began dancing at the age of 11. He is passionate about dance and teaching. Pawel has amassed national, European and World championship medals in wheelchair Latin and Ballroom dance.

Step Change Studios are providing a rare opportunity to participate in a free wheelchair ballroom dance masterclass led by Pawel from 12-1pm on 9th May. All ages and abilities welcome.

 In other news:Step Change Studios invite you to attend their first professional showcase.

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football – Inclusive Course

Thursday 12th April

After a very successful FA Level 1 in Coaching Football – Inclusive Course with Bradford City FC Community Foundation West Riding County FA will be offering another FA Level 1 in Coaching Football – Inclusive Course in West Riding.

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football – Inclusive Course will be taking place at West Riding County FA so we wanted to share this with you in case you or somebody you know may be interested in attending.
The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football is the first step for any new manager/coach on the FA Coaching Pathway. This course includes the FA Emergency Aid and FA Safeguarding Children Workshop.All workshops are scheduled between 10am and 2pm. The duration of each workshop is scheduled to be 4 hours.

Through the completion of the learning programme for this qualification, learners will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and receiving individual football coaching sessions. The foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this qualification will enable learners to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions.

Throughout the course, and in particular during  you will be introduced to:

  • The England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player
  • The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help you gain a better understanding of the long-term development of your players as a whole person
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping you to construct appropriate practices and sessions for your players
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving you the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help your players develop
  • Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with your own players and teams

For more information on The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football – Inclusive Course please click on this link.

Alternatively if you do have any questions or queries then please contact Arran Williams at: Arran.Williams@westridingfa.com

In other news: Young players with disabilities are required for  the England Talent Day on sunday 6th may

 The 42nd Metro ‘Athletics Open’ will be held at Mile End Stadium in London on Saturday 16th June.

Tuesday 12th April

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by the Carmen Butler-Charteris Trust, Olympus, Professional UK and the Roden Family Foundation.

Metro Blind Sport’s 2017 Athletics Open held at Mile End Stadium. Long jump. Rebecca Blakey
Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Metro Blind Sport
Date: June 17, 2017

Metro Blind Sport welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘42nd year! 

The morning Come and Try Coaching Session will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by Qualified Coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

The 2018 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages.  The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.  Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.  Every competitor will receive a free T-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate.  Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers.  *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

 

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).

  • Athletes aged Under 12, 14 or 17 may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of five events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • Electronic timing will be used on all track races.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES. Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.
  • Photos: A gallery of high resolution photo’s will be available in the week after this event. We will share a link with you where you can view and select, following a donation of your chosing, the photos you would like to keep. Please take note of the number/s and send these to wynne@metroblindsport.org. Saul will setup an individual WeTransfer link (available for 7 days only) for you to download the Digital High Res Photo/s you have chosen to your pc. Photo requests are on a first come, first serve basis only and will be processed when time allows. Donations can be made via the website donate button http://bit.ly/MBSDonatePage

In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.    

 

To Enter: Please complete and return this entry form by email to roy.smith@metroblindsport.org

 

The closing date for Entries is Friday 01st June 2018, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2018.

 

Accommodation:  This will be available on Friday and Saturday night (15th and 16th) at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18 – a separate form is available please email roy.smith@metroblindsport.org

 

EVENT DETAILS

To be held:

Mile End Stadium,

Rhodeswell Road,

London,

E14 7TW

Tel no. 020 8980 1885

       

Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

 

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 asap.    

 

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm  

 

Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2018) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)

60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

 

Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2018) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)

100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

 

Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2018) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)

100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

 

Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin

 

Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35)

100m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, Shot

 

Entry: FREE including pack lunch, T-shirt, Medals/Performance Certificate.  

In other news:Junior Para Swimmers splash out in Southampton this weekend

Junior Para Swimmers splash out in Southampton this weekend

Tuesday 10th April 2018

This weekend (14-15 April 2018) will see over 100 young swimming hopefuls from across the country take part in the National Junior Para Swimming Championships. It will be the first time Southampton has hosted the event.

Photo credit: Cerebral Palsy Sport

Organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and supported by Swim England, the unique partnership aim is to increase opportunities and talent development for young disabled swimmers.

The event will see swimmers aged 10-16 years old compete in the short course event, comprising; 50m and 100m Freestyle, 50m and 100m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 150m and 200m Individual Medley and 50m and 100m Butterfly.

Emily-Jane Surgeoner, 11, who is competing as an S9, SB9 and SM9 para-swimmer, said:

“I have been training really hard for this event. I’m looking forward to seeing if all my training is making a difference. Most importantly I just want to swim well, my goal is to make a number of qualifying times so that I can swim at my first British Para International Swim Meet at the end of May. Of course, my other goal is to have improved on my overall times too.”

Barry Horne, Chief Executive for EFDS, said:

“For many swimmers here this weekend it will be their first national competition experience. This is testament to the amount of work delivered at grassroots level to introduce new swimmers and grow participation. We’re proud to be bringing the event to the South coast this year- our thanks go to Swim England, SOS, Southampton City Council and Active Nation for their support.”

 

Spectators will be able to buy tickets at the venue on the day. Details are as follows:

Event: National Junior Para-Swimming Championships 2018

Venue: The Quays, 27 Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1BA

Dates: Saturday 14 April – Sunday 15 April 2018

Saturday: Session one, race starts at 9am. Session two, race starts at 2pm

Sunday: Session three, race starts at 9am

 

Start lists and results will be available online. Follow the event conversation with the hashtag #JuniorParaSwim18.

For further information, please contact:

  • Jannine Walker, National Events Manager. Email: Jannine  Mobile: 07725 273158
  • Laila Issa, Communications Advisor. Email Laila  Mobile: 07794 525034

In other news:The England Talent Day for players with a disability will be held on Sunday 6th May 2018

England Talent Day- Players Required

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Do you have any footballers (or know any footballers) within your club, school, organisation or programmes that have a disability?

The England Talent Day for players with a disability will be on:

 Sunday 6th May 2018, 10:00am-13:00pm

At West Riding County FA, Leeds, LS26 8NX

We are looking for players aged 7-16 to meet the following criteria;

 

  • AMPUTEE (male)
  • BLIND (male)
  • CEREBRAL PALSY (male)
  • DEAF (male)
  • DEAF (female)
  • PARTIALLY SIGHTED (male)

There is a poster (which you can share with your contacts) and a player registration form which needs to be signed by the parents of those who are interested in attending the England Talent Day.

If you know any players that fit into the above criteria and believe they have a very good opportunity to progress in the England Talent Pathway then please provide the following information to Colan Leung  as soon as possible:

-First Name

-Family name

– Date of Birth

-Year Group (7-11 or 12-16)

– Impairment

– Home Address

– Post Code

– Contact Number

-E-mail Address

In Other News: Celebrating Disability Sport in Sheffield

 

Step Change Studios invite you to attend their first professional showcase

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Fusion is the UK’s first inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance-inspired showcase, presented by Step Change Studios. Fusion brings together talented professional artists from a wide range of dance backgrounds to push the boundaries of ballroom with beautiful, powerful, performances that redefine the genre.

Fusion is an experiment and creative exploration between disabled and non-disabled artists from backgrounds that include Charleston, Swing, Contemporary and Street to develop original pieces inspired by Latin and Ballroom dance.

Dance, in all forms draws influence from different styles, settings, and stories. Dancers’ physical form influences the artistic and performance process. Fusion brings these together through playful, creative collaborations that aim to question our ideas about Latin and Ballroom dance and dancers.

When: Wednesday 9 May at 8pm
Where: Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery AvenueLondonEC1R
Find out more information here: Fusion
Extras: The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion
Free to ticket holders. BSL interpreted.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Supported by the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund – an East London Dance initiative.

In other news: Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon voucher

Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Yorkshire LTA and the Tennis Foundation are looking to engage new audiences in tennis, whatever the format may be. 

Friday 16 February 2018

If you are a community group, club or project that would like to deliver an inclusive tennis session then we can help. It could be something new or an existing session where tennis can be introduced.

  • Up to £400 financial support
  • Inclusive tennis kit bag
  • Help and advice in setting your project up
  • For projects in South and West Yorkshire

For application guidance and a list of frequently asked questions, click here

To download the application form, click here

All the information and the application form can be found here: www.yorkshiresport.org/tennisfund

If you are interested in supporting or creating an inclusive session that would involve individuals with learning disabilities then there may well be additional support available through either the Special Olympics West/South Yorkshire Networks.

Links to the application form and FAQs are above however if you would like to discuss individual project plans please feel free to contact James Cole, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, through email at james.cole@yorkshiresport.org or using by phone at 0330 20 20 280 or 07702 557008.

In other news: Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon Voucher

British Blind Sport announce National Youth Swimming Gala

Wednesday 14 February 2018

British Blind Sport are delighted to announce the National Youth Swimming Gala will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull.

Hosted by British Blind Sport, this event has been held successfully for over 20 years and is the only VI specific youth swimming competition in the UK, always attracting participants from across the country. Open to all abilities whether you are a beginner or competitive swimmer come and have a go! Free entry for all blind and partially sighted children aged between 8 to 17 years old.

In addition to the main competition, this year BBS is excited to offer one to one or small group lessons for 5 to 7 years olds delivered by qualified coaches with experience of working with people with visual impairments.

Events

Swimming events for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle relay and medley relay 25m, 50m and 100m.

When and where

Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, Birmingham, B91 1NB
Date: Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 2pm to 6pm

Get involved

To find out the latest information about the British Blind Sport Have a Go Days including dates, venues, sports and how to register for events, please visit the BBS Events page linked here.

Contact: Alex Pitts, Participation Officer
Email: Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk
Telephone: 01926 424 247 or 07929 356428

To register, visit the Events page of the British Blind Sport website or click here.

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Download the PDF version of the poster here: Swimming Gala Poster 2018

Download the Word document information leaflet here: BBS Swimming Gala Information Leaflet 2018

In other news: Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon Voucher

How To Coach Disabled People in Sport in Rotherham 20 March 2018

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Due to the success of the course Active Rotherham ran in December and the subsequent demand for another course, another How to Coach Disabled People in Sport course has been booked in for March

Please find below information on a CPD course led by UK Coaching (previously SportsCoach UK).

Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium
Cost: £35 per person however there is funding to help subsidise the cost of the course for local clubs and organisations. To discuss this please get in touch with Michala Wild

Suitable for all coaches, this workshop aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and it will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more inclusive and effective and will cover how to include disabled people in sport, selecting appropriate coaching activities and how to make your coaching more inclusive and effective

This workshop is a ‘Minimum Standard for Active Coaches’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport. The ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ are seen as the basic standard every coach needs to meet to carry out their role safely and effectively.

You will receive a copy of How to Coach Disabled People in Sport workbook and a certificate of attendance.

If you are interested then please get in touch with Michala Wild as soon as possible as places are limited. Email Michala Wild at michala.wild@rotherham.gov.uk or call 01709 363 355 or 07584 174 912. Places are limited to 2 per organisations however more places may become available nearer the course date.

In other news: Check out our events page for more events that might be taking place near you

 

You’re invited to the Get Doncaster Moving Summit – 28 February 2018

Monday 12 February 2018

Are you a Doncaster club, community organisation, coach or volunteer with an interest in physical activity and sport?

The Summit is a FREE event and is your opportunity to find out about the exciting developments and opportunities to Get Doncaster Moving, and see how you can get involved. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Date: 28 February 2018
  • Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Venue: High Speed Rail College, Doncaster

You’ll have the chance to hear from Dr Rupert Suckling (Director of Public Health), Nigel Harrison (Yorkshire Sport Foundation), and Simon Wheatcroft, our local inspirational key note speaker. There will be workshops which you can attend during the course of the evening and a marketplace area for you to meet others with similar interests or to find out about other local initiatives.

Workshops available to attend are:

Communities Approach – Kathryn Mudge, Yorkshire Sport Foundation

Getting Doncaster Cycling & Walking – Clare Henry, Doncaster Public Health & Andy Maddox, Leisure Services Doncaster Council

Data & Insight – Rob Harvey, Doncaster Council

Dance – DARTS (Doncaster Community Arts) – “Find out how dance can have a positive impact on health and be an inclusive and motivating way of encouraging physical activity”

Book your FREE place

To book your place, please send an email with your name, organisation and two workshop choices to GDM@doncaster.gov.uk. Places are limited, please reply by 14th February 2018 so you don’t miss out.

In other news: Doncaster Council have developed Independent Travel Training, an initiative to offer a young person training and support to travel independently between home and school or college.

Leeds Deaf Juniors Football Club

Monday 12 February 2018

Leeds Deaf Juniors Football Club is pleased to invite you to join their session for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children

Venue: Thomas Danby Sports Centre, Leeds City College, Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 3BG
Facility: Outdoor astro-turf pitch (1/3 of pitch)
Time: 10am-12 noon

A different topic will be covered each session.

Dates:
Sunday 25 February – Shooting/Goalkeeping
Sunday 18 March – Developing passing
Sunday 22 April – Developing possession play
Sunday 13 May – Attacking/Defending

For more information click the image below or email or text Paul Young at paulphonak@gmail.com or 07897 484879 (texts only).

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Download the PDF here

In other news: Coaching blind footballers course to be held in Leeds

Independent Travel Training in Doncaster

Monday 12 February 2018

Doncaster Council have developed Independent Travel Training, an initiative to offer a young person training and support to travel independently between home and school or college.

 

 

 

 


What is Independent Travel Training?
Independent Travel Training is a service that can offer a young person training and support if they want to learn how to travel independently between home and school or college. Travelling independently opens up social, educational and employment opportunities.

This service is provided by Doncaster Council at no charge to schools, colleges, parents or carers.

Who is Independent Travel Training for?

The training is for young people living in Doncaster who have a disability and/or learning difficulty and who attend school or college.

The programme is open to young people who meet the eligibility criteria for assisted travel to school/college.

Who can make a referral?

Parents/carers, Schools (Mainstream/Special or specialist units), Colleges, Special Educational Need and Disabilities Officers

 Training can help a Young Person gain:

  • Confidence using buses/trains
  • Road safety skills
  • The skills to travel to their school or college
  • The ability to plan and learn a route
  • The ability to handle money
  • Tips on who to ask for help
  • Personal safety skills
  • A foundation for the future

For more information contact:

Email: ITT@doncaster.gov.uk
Telephone: 01302 737214

     

In other news: If you are a Personal Health Budget holder and want to share your experiences, register your interest to take part in the survey which opens 1 March

The ‘Good Mood League’ is looking for committee members

Friday 9 February 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the committee for the ‘Good Mood League’.

The ‘Good Mood League’ is a flexible, inclusive, 11 a-side football league for teams with direct links to: NHS foundation trusts, Drug/Alcohol recovery services and homeless charities. The league is currently made up of 6 teams from various clubs and services from across South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The league’s aim is to provide players with the opportunity to compete in football regardless of socio-economic or health status. Inclusive football leagues can provide players with a sense of social status, community acceptance and independence.

They are now looking to recruit a completely independent committee which can support the further development of this league. Attached are the Job descriptions for: League Chairperson, League Secretary, League Treasurer and League Welfare Officer, you can also join the committee as an ambassador.

Please do not be put off if you are not a ‘football person’ as they really want to create a broad committee by engaging people from outside of football to share alternative expertise, specifically around mental health & inclusion.

If you are interested in any of the roles please get in contact with Sam Firth, Football Development Officer (Disability) at samuel.firth@sheffieldfa.com or call 0114 2615506 or 07376 109119.

In other news: Get Yourself Active and the University of Birmingham want to find out what you think about how information about physical activity and sport is presented to disabled people. Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

Project Rugby Sessions

Friday 9 February 2018

Saracens Rugby Club are currently supporting five local rugby clubs in North London and Hertforshire in setting up disABILITY rugby at their club.

The disABILITY Rugby Sessions are for mixed abilities, Aged 16+. It is free to take part with participants and volunteers welcome to attend. The details for the sessions are as follows:

Fullerians RC – Tuesdays 18:30

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Harpenden RFC – Thursdays 18:30-19:30

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Hertford RFC – Wednesdays 17:30-18:30

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Mill Hill RFC – Thursdays 18:30-19:30

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Welwyn RFC – Thursdays 14:00-15:00

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For further information about any of the above sessions please contact Scarlett Cooper-Wall, disABILITY Officer at scarlettcooperwall@saracens.net or call 0203 675 7278 or 07972 934294.

In other news: Get Yourself Active and the University of Birmingham want to find out what you think about how information about physical activity and sport is presented to disabled people. Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

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