Simplyhealth has awarded a further grant of over £18,000 to DSActive for a nutrition programme which will make an impact on the lives of children and adults with Down’s syndrome involved in the sports programme and beyond. DSActive is run by the national charity, the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) which aims to help people with […]
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 FA Level 1 in Coaching Football is […]
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.
This guest article is by Rob Amey, Inclusion Officer and DSActive coach at Longfleet Youth FC in Dorset. Two of their DSActive Lions have just qualified as FA Level 1 coaches, completing a similar course to the one previously run by the DSActive team. A huge congratulations to both of the newly qualified coaches from […]
The Aegon Surbiton Tennis Trophy is held in June at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club. It’s a tournament for professional players, male and female, and is part of the ATP Challenger Tour and the ITF Women’s Circuit. For the second year in a row it also hosted a DSActive tennis festival. It was great […]
It was good to see the sun shining down on Mayow Park, Lewisham, for the DSActive tennis taster event run in partnership with Millwall Community Trust and the Tennis Foundation. The session was split in two for different age groups. The first 45 minutes was for players aged 5-9, and the second 45 minutes for […]
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. The teams who attended ranged in their level of experience as teams, […]
Although Bournemouth is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches, when the DSActive team visited Southbourne Tennis Club for the first of their tennis taster days, an umbrella was more useful than a bucket and spade. However, credit has to go for everyone sticking it out, and there was some fantastic tennis on display. The day […]
On the Sunday of the first Great British Tennis Weekend of the year, East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club played host to a tennis taster day, run in association with DSActive and the Tennis Foundation.
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. On a recent Saturday, the DSActive project manager was able to drop in to see how they are getting on. The sessions have become so […]