Are you, or someone you know, interested in learning sports skills in a safe, enjoyable environment? Perhaps you’d like to pledge to support a sports skills project for people with disabilities?

East Cheshire Eye Society and the Disability Information Bureau have joined together to run a sports skills project. It provides the opportunity for people with disabilities to learn new sports skills through a series of training sessions, run locally by qualified coaches.

These sessions will bring together like-minded people to engage in activities that will improve physical and mental wellbeing, improve confidence, and provide basic sports skills and experiences that could encourage progression into specific sports at a later stage.

We’re looking at skills such as:

  • throwing and bowling
  • learning distance and accuracy
  • speed, agility and spatial awareness
  • multi-directional movement to avoid opponents
  • sending and receiving balls with different techniques
  • ball sense and understanding the flight of a ball/projectile teamwork

Throughout, there will be a focus on thinking skills, social and emotional skills and physical skills.

All activities will be discussed with participants and will be shaped along the way to fit with their hopes and interests.

This project aims to engage people with disabilities in sports skills training, learning new skills whilst developing confidence, improving physical and mental wellbeing and providing the basic skills, confidence and opportunity to go on and engage with specific sports afterwards.

How can you take part?

If you’d like to get involved and you’re interested in learning sports skills in a safe and enjoyable environment, get in touch with the Disability Information Bureau today!

Email us:
Call us: 01625 501759

Help us to reach more people with disabilities by supporting our crowdfunding campaign to keep this project going.

Please make your pledge to support us today by simply visiting:

Thank you so much for your support!

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