The chance to increase sporting opportunities for local disabled players
Just over one year on from the Paralympic Games, North Somerset Council is supporting local sports clubs, coaches and volunteers to develop new sporting prospects for disabled players.
The Council's Sport and Active Lifestyles Team is driving forward its Sportarray initiative to encourage over 500 disabled young people and adults in North Somerset to play sport regularly.
One of the main barriers to young disabled people taking part in local sport is a lack of volunteer support. And this is where local people can help.
The Sportarray initiative is looking for anyone with an interest in sport to support disabled people to take up the sport of their choice, either through one-to-one sessions or within a sports club environment.
This is an exciting chance to help individuals access local sporting opportunities and secure the Paralympic legacy in the North Somerset area.
To help you get started, the initiative is running an inclusive sport practical training session. This will take place on Sunday 17 November at Gordano School Sports Centre, 10am – 1pm.
The training is FREE to attend for anyone looking to engage in the Sportarray initiative – to create more opportunities for disabled players to take part in sport in North Somerset. You will have the chance to observe, take part, discuss and network, to help you build confidence to adapt and deliver sport to disabled players, while gaining an understanding of a range of impairments.
If you would like to reserve a place on the training session or find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01275 882 734.