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Snooker

In January 2019, DSActive joined forces with The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), and World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS). The DSActive team will be providing their bespoke Coach Education workshop for WDBS officials and WPBSA coaches affiliated to the 147 Club scheme. Attending the workshops will give the officials and coaches in-depth knowledge on how best to support people with Down’s syndrome in to their…

Our highlights from 2018

As preparations for World Down Syndrome Day 2019 are well under way, the DSActive team thought we would take a look back at some of our highlights from 2018. The year started with a bang with lots of our football teams getting involved in fixtures against each other. In January, our first fixture of the year saw Crystal Palace take on the Millwall Lions in a friendly fixture which showed just how far both teams have come. February saw the DSActiv…

Wiltshire Police take on the Swindon DSActive football team

Wiltshire Police put their reputation on the line to take on the Swindon DSActive football team in a ‘friendly’ match at Wiltshire Police HQ. It was great to see so many people there on the day offering their support and it was great match practice for the DSActive team. Wiltshire Police have always been fantastic at supporting the Down’s Syndrome Association, whether it’s getting behind the #LotsOfSocks campaign, employing people with Down’s syn…

World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 2019

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and World Down Syndrome Day are an amazing opportunity to challenge our society’s misconceptions about Down’s syndrome and to call for it to be more inclusive. We’ll be celebrating the achievements of people with Down’s syndrome, telling their stories and amplifying their voices. The DSA will especially be highlighting the stories and achievements of people with Down’s syndrome and who have more complex needs…a sect…

Visiting the Electric Eels

The DSActive team are always looking into exploring new areas and meeting fantastic organisations we can work with and learn from, and in early 2019 we spoke to some of the coaches and swimmers at Electric Eels Swimming Club. Here’s what they had to say… One of the Electric Eels swimmers: How long have you been going to the Electric Eels? 5 years Do you do any other sports or activities? Dancing, trampolining, multi-skills sport Why do you like s…

DSActive Coach Education workshop at National Tennis Centre

One of the newest adventures for the DSActive team is offering our DSActive Coach Education Workshop to clubs who want to learn how to support people with Down’s syndrome in their sessions. The DSActive team have been working with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to offer this workshop as a CPD course for tennis clubs who want to increase their disability provision. The latest course was run at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton with 20 co…

London DSActive clubs get ready for Awareness Week

On 2 March, Millwall FC hosted a community day which included a friendly match with the Norwich City FC’s Down’s syndrome team. Both teams showed great football skills and parents and supporters were on the touchline cheering on both teams. After the match, Millwall FC presented match tickets to both teams and parents. DSA Information and Training Officer, Chris said: “A great match between two competitive teams. This game was watched by a great …

Meet Down2Earth editor Kate!

We recently met with the Down’s Syndrome Associations Down2Earth magazine editor, Kate to find out a little bit about what she likes to do… Hi Kate, tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Kate Powell. I am the Down2Earth editor. Its a magazine for people with Down’s syndrome who write in and send stories about their lives it allowed people with Down’s syndrome to be heard. What do you enjoy about being Editor of Down2Earth? It’s good to …