Visiting the Lions, Tigers and Cubs of Longfleet

…ts lost. All of the coaches know everyone’s names and there is a fantastic community feel to the sessions. The coaches volunteer their time to help out and huge credit must go to them for making the sessions so popular. Longfleet run three sessions back to back at Carter Community School for the different age groups. The Lions’ and Tigers’ sessions are a mixture of drills, games and matches, tailored to the abilities of the particular group. It wa…

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

…that?! Newcastle 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 Christoph…

Great rallying at Swindon’s tennis session

…e having a rally and both were outstanding! The DSActive sport officer said: “It’s been so nice to see the session; some of the players really are fantastic! It’s nice to see the players take what they are learning in the session, putting the skills and techniques into practise within a rally. There were smiles all round and that’s the main thing.” For more information about Swindon tennis session, please contact John Stow via email john.stow@ntlw…

Tips on fundraising by Brentford Penguin FC

…ever they may be also, to extend the Penguin impact and reach marginalised communities elsewhere. Being a competitive team is NOT what the Penguins is about. Instead, we focus on well-being and health as a priority.” What advice/ tips would you give a football club trying to raise money? “For any grassroots club looking to raise money, we would advise firstly spending some quality time with the local community. Speak with and befriend the local bu…

DSActive #Connect Festival 2021

…is available online via the platform Zoom. The details of the day; 2:00PM-2:40PM: Tennis session with Mark from Middlesex LTA 3:00PM- 3:40PM: Fitness session with Emma from DSActive Team 4:00PM- 4:40PM: Cricket session with Alain from Surrey Cricket Foundation If you would like to attend DSActive #Connect Festival 2021, you will need to register for the event, so please click here. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to get…

A review of 2019

…ed to ensure that there are pathways in place for our athletes who want to compete nationally and even internationally. The DSActive team have been working with UK Sports Association for people with Learning Disabilities, Down syndrome Swimming GB, Team GB Down’s syndrome Athletics, Team GB Down’s syndrome Table Tennis, National Governing Bodies and sits on the National Disability Sporting Organisations and Physical Activity Network run by the Act…

Leisure and Fitness Industry Training

…delivers? • Understanding people with Down’s syndrome, • Understanding the common Health conditions, • Explore how to use terminologies appropriately and challenging the myths. • Our communications and our research, • Identify ways to remove specific barriers and suggest improvements, • Conclusion. How long is the workshop? • 90 minutes What do you gain from the workshop? • Be confident and more knowledge about the condition of Down’s syndrome. Bo…

Healthy living

…igital, Culture, Media and Sport, with the grant being managed by Citizens Online. The app is specifically designed to suit the needs of people with Down’s syndrome and the main aim is to allow improvement in the digital skills of its users. The app will also support the users to make positive choices about their nutrition and lifestyle, it includes a food tracker, an activity tracker and information and resources on making positive nutrition and…

What is a healthy diet?

…trointestinal conditions and hypothyroidism. The Down’s Syndrome Association’s Health Series contains more information on these conditions and can be found on the DSA’s website www.downs-syndrome.org.uk For more information on the Health Swap app please click here or email dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk