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!

…our expectations. What do you think about the work Newcastle United in the Community do? It’s amazing how football can have such an effect in the community, touching the lives of people who are struggling with all sorts of difficulties. The work the Foundation does is truly inspirational when you see what it achieves in giving people support, and hope. How did you find out Christopher had won the Disability Player of the Year award? We were asked…

Great rallying at Swindon’s tennis session

…lly nice to see. One of the players said “I love playing tennis and I love coming here to practise my skills. One day I want to be a professional tennis player.” It was very clear to see how much the players enjoyed the session. A lot of that was down to the great coaching…players were learning different skills and techniques but they were having fun, which is what DSActive is all about. Towards the end of the session, two of the players were havi…

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

…nesday 18 March 2021 from 2:00-5:00 pm. The event is free and 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 y…

Vote for DSActive in the My Favourite Voucher Codes Charity Poll This April

…ucher Codes is home to thousands of discount codes and promotions from the UK’s biggest retailers, and every time a purchase is made through the site, they make a small commission at no extra cost to you. It’s through this that the donation to the winning charity is made.   How Can I Vote? Voting for DSActive this April is nice and easy. From the 1 April, head over to My Favourite Voucher Codes where you’ll find the charity poll on the right hand…

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