Disability sports community clubs are being established across London to facilitate access to sport for those with disabilities and SEN. The clubs provide access to safe, active two-hour sporting sessions on a weekly basis for people with any disability aged 11 to 25. The first club’s are due to start in September in Wandsworth, Southwark, Westminster and Islington.
The clubs are being organised by Disability Sports Coach (DSC), a registered charity working with schools, local authorities and other bodies to deliver coaching and events. Inspired by the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the organisation hopes to create a lasting legacy for disability sport by providing a community club structure throughout the capital.
The sports of boccia, sitting volleyball and football will kick off the clubs in September, with racket sports to be included in the winter months. Athletics, archery, fencing, goalball and judo are also scheduled for inclusion in the scheme.
The DSC plans to hold “Battle of the Boroughs” competitions between clubs.
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