CP Sport Swimming Gala – 30th September

CP Sport are running a Swimming Gala at Perdiswell Leisure Centre on 30th September from 1 till 5pm.

 

Booking is required to enter the competition and we are looking for volunteers to help run the event – for more details on either entry or volunteering, please get in touch with Jen Basford on 0115 925 7027 or jennifer.basford@cpsport.org

 

Tennis Foundation – Open Your Doors Workshop

We are working with the Tennis Foundation to increase the Disability Tennis offers around the county. There is a workshop on Thursday 21st September at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, WR3 8DX, starting at 6-9pm.

 

Click Here for more details or to book

 

Advert for the Open Your Door workshop in Worcestershire

Special Olympics Blog – Katinka

I was volunteering in the basketball competition. So I was needed for any jobs that needed covering by them. Also we needed to set up the halls ready for each day after netball, as they had the layout different. However due to there being a lack of officials. I was asked to help out with the table official role which was great because I got to learn a new skill and see the games up close.

 

On Thursday I also offered to help the netball, they wanted to run a fun event after the matches. The group’s were all split up so that each country (Australia, Scotland, England) had a chance to make new friends. I was the leader of one group. We did little challenges and then 2 little games which were a lot of fun.

 

I knew one athlete there who attends Sunday Inclusion Project at Perdiswell Young Person Leisure Club. He was so happy to see me there. They did great and tried so hard but sadly lost the 3rd place match so came 4th. But was amazing to be part of his experience. Him and his team involved me and that made me feel important.

 

I found it an AMAZING experience. I learnt lots and I got to see it from an outsiders point of view. Seeing how supportive and positive the coaches were towards their athletes. Always giving the positive feedback. What was even more amazing was the sportsmanship of these athletes, it was beyond what I have ever seen with mainstream games/people. Everyone supported each other. That is the reason I want to be in disability sport because it’s just another level. Something most people don’t understand. I felt so involved and included in ever game and I didn’t want the week to finish. I most definitely will do it again. I am hoping to go to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019, so if someone can fund me, that would be great!

 

Katinka Ernst

DSW Coach

 

Two DSW Coaches Support the Special Olympics National Games

It is with great pride that Disability Sport Worcester have 2 of their lead coaches volunteering and supporting at the Special Olympics GB National Games 2017.

Tom Rimmer and Katinka Ernst are spending the week in Sheffield supporting athletes and volunteering at events. The experience they will gain will be invaluable and memories to keep with them for the rest of their lives.

We wish them every success and enjoyment during the week!

Well Done Rebecca! Amazing achievement.

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/sport/14147188.Worcester_swimmer_Rebecca_Redfern_closing_on_Rio_Paralympics_after_European_record/

Bowl us over

Bowl us over starting on Saturday 3rd October 10:00am-12:00pm at Bromsgrove and District indoor Bowls club.

The sport is very similar to Boccia and the first session you attend is free, and £3 a session after that. For more information contact 01527 577226

Amazing news/update from Dominic at Worcester Rowing Club

“Disability sport Worcester/Sport Worcester funded Blind rower Susanna Barnett with Radio equipment just over 12 months ago. Not only is the equipment going strong we have had to buy another set for another blind rower (Harrison Keasey) who has joined us.

Myself and Susannah have been really busy in the rowing world taking our Blind Person fitting in with normal mainstream rowing show all over the country for the past two years.

Susannah has become quite famous and well known in the UK rowing worldand as such has brought other disability athletes out to get involved with rowing. Also to be more proud and prominent within their own club.

The culmination of which , just a starting point really , was the inclusion of Blind rowing events atour September regatta.

Rosie, the Winning Junior blind rower from City of Bristol Rowing club asked me on the day if she could keep her competitors number. When I asked why she said “Because I want to treasure this moment forever ” , I said yes of course and it quite got to me that one brief race in someone’s life would create a life long memory.But that’s the power of sport !

Anyway to finish off. Our sports Governing Body “British Rowing” have done a piece on the Blind Rowing at the Regatta which is good for us at WRC / The sport in General / The good name of the city of Worcester etc etc.”

Good Luck to the club for the future as they develop blind and disability rowing even further!

Amazing news/update from Dominic at Worcester Rowing Club

“Disability sport Worcester/Sport Worcester funded Blind rower Susanna Barnett with Radio equipment just over 12 months ago. Not only is the equipment going strong we have had to buy another set for another blind rower (Harrison Keasey) who has joined us.

Myself and Susannah have been really busy in the rowing world taking our Blind Person fitting in with normal mainstream rowing show all over the country for the past two years.

Susannah has become quite famous and well known in the UK rowing worldand as such has brought other disability athletes out to get involved with rowing. Also to be more proud and prominent within their own club.

The culmination of which , just a starting point really , was the inclusion of Blind rowing events atour September regatta.

Rosie, the Winning Junior blind rower from City of Bristol Rowing club asked me on the day if she could keep her competitors number. When I asked why she said “Because I want to treasure this moment forever ” , I said yes of course and it quite got to me that one brief race in someone’s life would create a life long memory.But that’s the power of sport !

Anyway to finish off. Our sports Governing Body “British Rowing” have done a piece on the Blind Rowing at the Regatta which is good for us at WRC / The sport in General / The good name of the city of Worcester etc etc.”

Good Luck to the club for the future as they develop blind and disability rowing even further!

The Monday Night Club – What’s on in September

Monday 7th September – Disco with DJ Mick

 

Monday 14th September – 90s Disco with DJ Foxy Roxy

 

Monday 21st September – Sport and Games with Disability Sport Worcester

 

Monday 28th September – Round the World Party.

* A party for everyone whose birthday is in September. Represent your favourite country in full fancy dress, fly their flag or simply wear a hat. There will be a party buffet with some international food to taste.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Beat Street – The Show

Starring The Monday Night Club

Monday 12th October 7pm, at The Swan Theatre, Worcester.

* Premiere of Beat Street music videos

* Live music

* Special guests

 

Invite your friends and family to see our show.

More information coming soon…

Tickets (no charge) available from Helen at The Monday Night Club.

 

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The Monday Night Club Football Team

Training every Thursday

at YMCA , Henwick Road, St Johns, Worcester

6pm – 7pm

 

Keep fit and have fun!

New players welcome, any ability level, men and women.

 

Pick up a flyer at the Club on Monday.

See you there! Helen and Laura Gill

helen@themondaynightclub.org.uk

www.themondaynightclub.org.uk

M: 07973 788029

Limb Power Junior Games

LimbPower Junior Games on Saturday 10th October at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. This is a wonderful event for young amputees and children with limb impairments including congenital limb absence, limb difference, club foot, hip dysplasia, polio, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy. Wheelchair users are welcome to join us. Children aged 11-18 are invited to take part in a range of sports and physical activities to aid their physical, social and psychological well-being. Siblings are welcome to attend and join in as long as a booking from has been signed and completed.

The Games is also a great opportunity for parents to meet other like-minded parents and share thoughts and ideas. Previous parents have said they have made lifelong friends form taking part in these events.