After months of counting sleeps, hectic planning and a group drawing ceremony at the DSA it was finally time for National Festival 2019!
Last year one of the first clubs to offer specific Down’s syndrome sessions for football, Moorside Rangers, did a stellar job in promoting pathways for their players to get involved in other sports, and even take their FA Level 1 qualification.
Back in March, Arsenal in The Community held a DSActive Football Festival in Islington. The four teams involved in the festival were Arsenal, Lincoln, Crystal Palace (Palace4Life) and Fulham Foundation. The matches were 5 aside on a 3G pitch and all teams were in their football kits. The festival was open to people with Down’s […]
The DSActive team spend a lot of time on the road travelling around the country visiting sports clubs and events on the weekends. One of the weekend visits we always look forward to is a trip down to the south coast to the town of Bournemouth. One of the DSActive team recently went to visit […]
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.
Wiltshire Police put their reputation on the line to take on the Swindon DSActive football team in a ‘friendly’ match at Wiltshire Police HQ.
On 4 February, Queen’s Park Rangers Trust held a special event to mark the 10th anniversary of the foundation. The aims of the QPR Trust are to create opportunities, inspire people and help people fulfil their potential.
On a cold Friday night in Motspur Park, Fulham Badgers began their training session…but it was a special night for the Badgers as they hosted their annual match against Fulham Academy!
This is a guest blog from Ben. He takes part in DSActive sessions with Hale Tennis Club, Moorside Rangers and the Didsbury Runners. We’ll let him tell you a bit more about himself…
Midlands Down’s Syndrome Football club is a volunteer run football session which has been running out of Trinity High School in Birmingham since April 2017. One of the DSActive team dropped by for their final session before Christmas to see how they were getting on.