Blog from Victoria

…s, singing, cooking, watching musicals, doing sports and listening to music. Q. What age did you start playing sports? A. I started swimming at 5, football at 8. Q. What sports do you play? A. I play lots of sports. Swimming, tennis, football. I do a lot of dancing. Q. How often do you play sport? A. Six times a week, 2 swimming, 2 football, one tennis and one fitness session at college. Q. What is your motivation for playing sports? A. I want to…

Q&A with Christopher, winner of Newcastle United Foundation Disability Player of the Year!

…wcastle United! Who is your favourite player? Dwight Gayle. https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1191837485371932672 Christopher’s Dad: How long has Christopher been playing football? Christopher has played football since he could run around, so about five. He has two brothers who often played with him up until they moved away. Were there a lot of options around? There was absolutely nothing in our area near Alnwick that catered for Christopher. Appare…

Haydon and his team mates

…amme is the only bespoke football and tennis programme for people with Down’s syndrome in the UK. For full details go to www.dsactive.org…

Upbeats show off their skills to Charlton’s first team!

….   Karl Robinson said “Football leads the way in so many different aspects. Coming here I realised how important it really is. To be part of the upbeats just to see how happy they are to play football reminds me why I started and why I got into football. Days like to today make you realise how lucky you really are. It’s important we all support and get behind the upbeats because they are great people to be around. I have seen today the talent amo…

Visiting the Electric Eels

…g? The Synchro performance in Canada and learning all the strokes. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/20190112_184414.mp4 Anna, a coach with the Electric Eels: How long have you been involved with Electric Eels? About 8 years. Why do you help at the session? It’s my favourite part of the week! It’s always great fun and it’s very rewarding to help our amazing swimmers to achieve their potential. What is your best memory from Ele…