The Boccia Club!

The Boccia club has new polo shirts! Recently the club has been sponsored by McDonalds and so got some new club shirts. Dont they look great?

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The Boccia Club runs on a Wednesday Night at Perdiswell Leisure Center for anyone who wants to join!

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Monday Night Club December Programme!

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Monday 1st Dec Disco and Karaoke with DJ Foxy Roxy

Monday 8th Dec Live music with Aquarius to celebrate Matt’s 21st Birthday and Joanne’s 24th

Monday 15th Dec The Big Christmas Party with DJ Mick and party food ***and a surprise guest***

Monday 22nd Dec Get ready for Christmas Disco with DJ Foxy Roxy. Wear your Christmas jumper!

 

Monday 29th Dec NO CLUB tonight

Trip to the Pantomime, 29th December.

If you have booked tickets you will be coming with us to see the pantomime Beauty and The Beast at The Swan Theatre at 6pm.

Meet in the foyer of the Swan at 5.30pm.

There will be no Club on that night.

The Monday Night Club Football Team – Players needed!

We have started a football team with the help of Worcestershire FA.

There is a Three Counties All Ability League that we can join.

We have had a few training sessions, and we need more players before we can have a team.

 

Everyone is welcome, every Monday night from 7pm – 10pm. It only costs £1

Susannah Barnett To Take On The ‘Scullers Head’

Susannah Barnett on target for a Rowing First In the UK!

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Worcester’s Blind rower Susannah Barnett will this weekend take on the “Scullers Head”. The biggest challenge in the rowing world to row the same four and a quarter mile course that is used in the Oxford Cambridge boat race. But for her as for all the entrants, tackling it in a small single person boat amidst the choppy conditions of the Tidal Thames makes it especially difficult. Let alone when you are blind amongst a field of five hundred and fifty competitors.

Her bid to be the first ever blind person to compete in the event started off with challenges right from the word go.

Initially putting a plea through the Worcester News into the local community for funding for a boat to do the race in, local charity the Bransford Trust kindly donated £1500 towards the project.

This was further supported by local businesses Peach Recruitment and Premier Places who added another £500 to funding the boat.  Then there was the task of getting event organisers to accept the entry.

For the first time in the events 61 year history they have allowed rowers with disabilities in, though all did not start well when her entry as a blind rower was rejected on safety grounds.

Fighting hard herself, aided by support from Worcester Rowing club and also the sports governing body British Rowing, the Port of London Authority and events organisers capitulated to allow her entry into the event to join the two other disability athletes.  In a mood of elation at being allowed into the event she said “On the water I can beat disability, Yes there have been fights to get me involved at various things but when I am actually on the water i have already won against disability.

Web site for info about the event

https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/vesta-scullers-head/

 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are offering any of our partners who have volunteer opportunities and placements to advertise them. This is a chanve to get your opportunity known and for those searching for placements to find what they are looking for!

The opportunities will be placed on the Disability Sport Worcester website (under the volunteer opportunities tab on the menu bar) as well as the Facebook and Twitter for DSW. For any partners who have opportunities to offer then please email disabilitysportworcester2@gmail.com with the information on the opportunity.

The Monday Night Club Football Team!

The monday night club football team is in training!!

The first session will be next Monday 3rd November at 6pm for about an hour.

Meet us at the YMCA all-weather football pitch behind the YMCA building in Henwick Road, St Johns, Worcester WR2 5NS.

All abilities can train with us — men and women, beginners and experienced players. Family and carer’s are welcome to stay — and join in!

Wear trainers and comfortable clothes for running around.

Please make your own way there. If you don’t have your own transport we have organised a minibus to take you to The Monday Night Club afterwards.

Call 07973 788029 if you want any more information.

WORCESTER SNOEZELEN NEED YOUR HELP ON NOVEMBER 26th

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We are pleased to announce that Worcester Snoezelen has been proudly nominated for a National Lottery and ITV partnered award. Titled the People’s Millions, this public voted competition offers its winner’s up to £50,000 of funding to spend on a project of their choice.

Snoezelen needs your vote in order to win this funding so that they can create a fully inclusive activity area for people of all ages who have physical disabilities, learning disabilities and additional needs. This will give people who have limited physical and/or cognitive awareness, the opportunity to access appropriate physical recreation and most importantly, to have fun in life. Snoezelen is the area’s leading charity for life enhancing multi-sensory services and your vote could help improve the lives of hundreds of its users.

The telephone number to vote will be released on the Snoezelen Facebook page (Worcester Snoezelen), Twitter page (@snoezey) and their website www.worcestersnoezelen.org.uk at 9:00am on Wednesday 26th November. Calls will cost 15p (B.T landlines & mobiles) and you can vote a maximum of 10x per person – Thats only £1.50 a little of your time.

Worcestershire FA Developing Ideas For Disability Football

Worcestershire FA release developing ideas around a provision for disability football. To find out more please follow: http://www.worcestershirefa.com/news/2014/oct/disability-football-provision

EFDS announce the launch of the Public Health’s Everybody Active, Every Day scheme.

‘Everybody Active, Every Day’ is a long-term, evidence-based approach to increase physical activity in local communities. The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) are pleased that disabled people are highlighted as a key priority group.
The document highlights that disabled people are half as likely to be active than non-disabled people, however EFDS research suggests that 7 out of 10 want to become more active.
EFDS played a big part in supporting Public Health England with the initial research and will continue to do so.

To find out more, download the document here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/get-everybody-active-every-day

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Monday Night Club November Programme!

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Push 2 Health Programme

The second Push2Health programme is being launched. It is a 12 week programme aimed at with physical impairments or disabilities that may have prevented them from taking part / wanting to take part in sport and physical activity and aims to support those who want to do more in a supporting and safe environment. There are 2 taster sessions running on Tuesday 25th Nov & Tuesday 2nd Dec 2014 between 6.00pm – 8pm at the Riverside activity Hall at the University of Worcester. This is located next to the Arena. The whole programme is free to attend including the taster sessions.

Then the progarmme starts on the the 12 week programme on Tuesday 6th Jan 2015 (6-8pm) and we will offer a variety of physical activities to suit the needs of group, so everyone feels confident, comfortable and pushed a little to try and improve on their fitness and physical activity levels. They will do a variety of activities including adapted circuits, wheelchair basketball, use of McCelland fitness centre as well as some new activities targeting everyday movement skills and Pilates!

Please get in contact using the details below to sign up, to see if you are okay to join or for more information:

Andrea Faull

Tel: 00 44 (0)1905 855265

Email: a.faull@worc.ac.uk