Signposting - Leisure & breaks - Active & outdoors - Disability Sports Programme Brochure 2015


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Disability Sports Programme Brochure 2018

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Welcome to the Wiltshire Council’s Ability Sports Programme brochure. This brochure outlines a comprehensive range of physical activity opportunities that are available across the county for children, young people and adults with a learning and/or physical disability. Details of activities in the brochure includes information on:-
  • Rising Stars - community sports clubs for children and young people with SEND who are aged 8-16 years old.
  • Inclusion Holiday Programme - a number of multi-sport activity days are delivered throughout the county during school holidays, providing children and young people with SEND aged 8 to 19 a chance to access sport outside of school. The holiday programme provides participants with the opportunity to try new sports, meet new people, develop friendships, learn new skills and improve their confidence.
  • The Wiltshire Boccia Club – This is a new and exciting opportunity for people of all ages with disabilities, and their friends/ siblings, to come along and take part in a paralympic sport. Boccia is a non-contact sport that relies upon the skill of the player rather than size, speed and strength. A ball can be propelled by rolling, throwing or kicking. A ramp can be used if required.
  • The County Swim Squad - In partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and local swimming clubs, the county swim squad is a Wiltshire-based swimming academy that targets young people aged 8 to 19 with a disability who show an interest and some ability in swimming.
  • 1-2-1 Swimming Lessons – these lessons take place in leisure centres across the county and are delivered to beginners and improving swimmers, giving opportunities for children and young people aged 5 to 19 with SEND to receive 1-2-1 tuition from ASA-qualified swimming teachers.
  • Wiltshire Wildcats - The Wiltshire Wildcats are a wheelchair basketball team based at Tidworth Leisure Centre. They welcome anyone aged 8 and up to join. The club provides opportunities for everyone to participate in a paralympic sport, building up their wheelchair handling, passing and shooting skills through fun games and activities. Sessions finish with a game to enable players to put into practice the skills they have learnt. Participants do not have to be wheelchair users to play; the club welcomes anyone who is keen to play from all backgrounds of disability.
  • Fit Club - This is a sports club for adults with SEND who are keen to carry on playing sport. The clubs are held across the county and help individuals lead a healthier and more active lifestyle, as well as providing the chance to develop sporting and social skills in a relaxed and fun environment.
  • There is also information on adapted cycling, football, tennis and cricket.

The programme is supported by Children’s Disability Services, Adult Disability Services and the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council, as well as many National Governing Bodies of Sport and the English Federation of Disability Sport.

The programme provides vital opportunities for young people to engage in sport and physical activity, which brings huge benefits to health and well-being and is crucial to social development. Wiltshire Council has produced a short film that gives an insight into what some of these sessions look like and what children, young people and their families get out of attending. To see the film [Click Here]

If you require further information on any of the sessions please don’t hesitate to contact Rob Paget on 01722 434770. To download a copy of the brochure Click Here