September is when children and students head back to school or college after their summer holidays and our countryside begins to blaze with autumn colour. It is also the start of the new football season. To mark the launch of Inspire Suffolk’s seventh season, they invited the DSActive team to drop by.
Longfleet Youth FC has been running DSActive sessions for nearly 2 years and they have certainly grown in popularity during that time. A member of the DSActive team visited a recent session to see how they were doing.
Last weekend, as this year’s summer holiday draws to an end, the DSActive teams from Swindon Town and Northampton met for their annual fixture at Cirencester Town’s indoor arena. Previous matches between these teams have always been really hard fought and this year’s was no different.
Every year Newcastle United opens the gates to St James Park so their fans can come and see the 1st team train.
This year, just before the 1st team came onto the field, the projects managed by Newcastle United Foundation got the chance to show how good they are in front of a big crowd at St James Park and their DSActive side was part of the demonstration. We were invited to join them and watch the DSActive team train and play on the famous ground.
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.