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.
Simplyhealth has awarded a further grant 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.
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.
It was great to see so many people come along this year including players who had never tried tennis before, players from other DSActive sessions as well as players who attended the festival last year and wanted to be part of it again.
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.
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.
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.