At the end of November, our DSActive team visited Middlesbrough to run our coach education workshop and to watch the Borobility Down’s syndrome football session.
On a beautiful winter’s morning, one of the DSActive Sports Officers went up to Cambridge and St Albans to see two brilliantly run sessions and meet the people behind their success.
The Charlton Upbeats played a match against Sutton Utd FC with over 50 people watching, this is how they got on.
On a warm September weekend our DSActive Sports Officer, Doug had the pleasure of going to Norwich to watch two brilliantly run DSActive sessions: football with Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation and tennis with the East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club.
Last year, Brentford Penguin FC launched their sessions for people with Down’s syndrome in Ealing and recently they ran a gala to raise money for the football club. Over 60 people attended the event in Ealing, including the Brentford FC captain, family and friends.
Find out what happened at this year’s DSActive National Festival in Birmingham
North London United and Arsenal have been running DSActive Football sessions for the past few seasons. The partnership started in 2014 and has over 15 participants attending the weekly sessions.
Last Friday saw one of the DSActive team dropping by to watch the DSActive football session with Burton Joyce Football Club in Nottingham, a session which recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary and sees 12-15 participants turning up each week.
Celebrating three years of the Egerton FC and Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group’s DSActive session
Swindon’s DSActive session is one of our longest running sessions. They’ve always maintained a great balance between having fun and improving their football skills.