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…

A review of 2019

…d Sport which was managed by Citizens Online. Working with app development company The Distance and Monitoring and Evaluation Consulting, the app was designed, built, and available for download within 7 months. You can find out more about the app here and download it for FREE here. National Festivals Our 9th National Football Festival took place in Birmingham, with over 140 players attending on the day. It was a brilliant day, and all the DSActive…

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

…ctually contribute to the final donation we could win! So, if you have any online shopping to do, make sure you take a look to see if there’s a deal for the retailer you’re buying from! The poll is running until the 30 April, so make sure that you get your votes in before then, as well as sharing it with your friends! Cast your vote for DSActive this April and help us continue providing as many amazing sports opportunities to people with Down’s sy…

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

…rtant for people with Down’s syndrome who can be more susceptible to weight-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Research has found that of those involved in DSActive sessions, 27% have lost weight, 68% have improved their fitness, 71% have grown in confidence, 78% have improved their physical ability and 91% have improved their social skills. Being active is an important part of being healthy, but what you eat is just as import…

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…

DSActive & WorkFit support Luke in his new role

…hat can benefit the rest of their lives. For more information about WorkFit please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300, email us on dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk or visit the WorkFit website:www.dsworkfit.org.uk…

Girl power at Coventry

…erfect nutmeg which left one of the coaches in shock as they didn’t see it coming! The fantastic footwork and teamwork shown during the game was brilliant to see. A great session ran by great coaches who are teaching the girls everything they need to know in football! If you would like more information about Coventry’s sessions or would even like to pop along, please look at their website http://www.sbitc.org/ for more information, or contact the…