‘I want to say thanks for making me a good player, helping me go to school and out of trouble...
On Saturday 26th March 2016, Matthew Dawson, and his friend Graham Nye, completed an incredible 125 mile canoe race from Devizes in Wiltshere all the way to Westminster London. The amazing feat took them over 30 hours non-stop to complete and navigated a whopping 77 locks along the way.
The College of Haringey, Enfield, and North East London has been working with the Ignite programme to improve the sporting opportunities for their young disabled students.
We are excited to announce that this Sunday 28th February, Access Sport Ignite Programme Ambassador, Jordanne Whiley will be joining our local, community volunteers for the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Workshop, an EFDS Initiative.
This workshop is a fantastic opportunity for our community volunteers to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to help them deliver quality sports and activities which are accessible to and inclusive of all abilities.
On Friday 12th of February, 12 brave young people participated in the London Fire LIFE Clapham Pass out event and although it was a very cold day, the young people still shone through using their new found skills and confidence. Launched in Tower Hamlets in 2002, London fire LIFE (Local Intervention Fire Education) offers 14 to 17 year olds the opportunity to learn a larger variety of skills working alongside the London Fire Brigade.
2015 saw S-Factor academy’s inclusive group have the best year to date, an increase of 22 athletes attending over the year (up from 19 in 2014), athletes took part in 324 hours of athletics (up from 144 hours in 2014) so sustainable participation and retention rate has really increased!
“The placement at Access Sport has been highly successful for our student because Ignite were able to adapt and change the programme to suit our student’s needs. The placement created was exemplary. ” Tracy Napier, Stormont House Year 11 Work Experience Co-ordinator.
Access Sport Bristol is supporting a new swimming pilot in partnership with the National Autistic Society. The Super Swimmers Academy is a new ‘club’ that launched Saturday 30 January 2016, 6-7pm at Easton Leisure Centre, Bristol and is open to young people of all ages on the Autistic Spectrum.