Back in February this year, eight players began their journey to qualify as FA Level 1 Football coaches. The eight students were all regular attendees at DSActive football sessions – five from The Charlton Upbeats, two from the QPR Tiger Cubs and one from the Fulham Badgers.
The Bristol DSActive team, which is run by Access Sport, had their most successful year ever at the DSActive National Festival in June. A member of the DSActive team dropped in to one of their training sessions recently to see how the team was doing.
Longfleet are delighted to announce that two more of their DSActive Lions have recently successfully completed their Level 1 qualification in football coaching.
DSActive hosted the 7th National Football Festival at the Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury on Sunday 11 June 2017. We welcomed 22 teams to the competition, the highest ever number to enter, all of them with their sights set on the winners’ cup.
Every Saturday morning, football players with Down’s syndrome descend on Impington Village College Sports Centre to show off and hone their skills at the Cambridge United Community Trust DSActive session.
The DS Devils football team was launched by the Saints Foundation in 2016 to provide young people and adults alike with the opportunity to compete in regular competitive football throughout the region and nationally.
The Hull City DSActive team has been running since 2011 and was formed as part of the Tigers Trust. Our current squad of nine are all passionate about football and in particular Hull City FC.
On Saturday 18 March two DSActive teams, the Crystal Palace Eagles and Norwich, met for a friendly match. Sadé, whose brother Brandon plays for the Eagles, has written up a blog about the day.
Over 200 people walked through south east London on Saturday 8 April to raise awareness and money for the Charlton Upbeats. They were joined by Charlton Athletic legends Derek Hales, Mike Flanagan, Simon Webster, Bob Bolder, Carl Leaburn and Paul Mortimer.
The day started with the Upbeat players watching Charlton Athletic first team train. The first team players were sporting #LotsOfSocks for World Down Syndrome Day and Awareness Week and they looked fantastic!