Folkestone SportStart- 10th April 2018- Report
This event was our first SportStart of the year. The event was held at Folkestone Sports Centre Trust in Kent. A big thank you to a great venue who are willing to create opportunities and inclusion for all. Also to the Folkestone Sports Centre Staff who helped make the event run smoothly.
There were 15 participants altogether ranging from 9 to 46 years old. There was something for everyone and all activities were easily adaptable for all abilities.
The clubs that we had involved with the event were:
www.FDTTA.org – Table Tennis Club
Canterbury Hellfire Wheelchair Rugby Club
Folkestone Optimist Hockey Club
B-Hundu outdoor adventure activities (Archery)
Seapoint Canoe Centre (Canoe/Kayak)
Etchinghill Golf Club
And more! All of the participants had great fun on all of the activities and the coaches were fantastic at making an inclusive environment for everyone. Most participants were from the Kent area meaning they could sign up to the clubs and attend taster sessions that the clubs were offering.
A very big thank you to all of the clubs that gave their time to come and deliver the taster sessions for the participants. A thoroughly enjoyable event.
Feedback from the event was very positive:
“Amazing event giving great opportunities to try sport. It was outstanding.”
“If I could, I would join them all!” (Talking about the sports clubs).
“Very enjoyable event.”
Photos to be uploaded soon!
On Thursday 5th November; Cerebral Palsy Sport in partnership with Rushcliffe School Sport Partnership hosted a SportStart event at the Lee Westwood Leisure Centre, part of Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus.
36 children, from SEN schools and mainstream schools, arrived in the morning to take part in the SportStart event and give lots of new sports a try.
Rotating through the different activities, participants had the opportunity to take part in Table Cricket, Tennis, Football and bowls. Trying their best at every activity, although some discovered a new favourite sport, they enjoyed every activity they took part in with lots of cheering and smiling all day.
Working with the coaches from CP Sport with other clubs and organisations, staff from the schools and parents found out about different disability sports and adapted sports which would provide fantastic inclusive opportunities for their young participants. Supported to understand how to deliver different sports, staff were given ideas that they could take back to their schools and develop more activity for the young people on a regular basis.
As the activities drew to a close and a fun-filled day enjoyed by all allowing young people to access new and exciting sports came to an end; all of our young sport stars received their certificates for their brilliant efforts throughout the day.
A huge thank you to needs to be given to Chris Ballard from Rushcliffe School Sports Partnership who helped in organising the events, as well as to Sue Moore, the Table cricket Lead Officer for Nottinghamshire, Kath Smith and Margaret Smith from Gedling Indoor Bowls Club and the team from ActiveAce that delivered a wonderful tennis session.
To form a lasting legacy, children were all given information about opportunities through Cerebral Palsy Sport and the local sports clubs to allow them keeping achieving their potential through participation in sport. We hope that students will attend sessions run by these groups in the personal time.
If you would like more information about our SportStart programme or other events and activities delivered by Cerebral Palsy Sport, please visit our website at www.cpsport.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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