Susannah Barnett continuing to inspire others

Susannah Barnett is competing next month on the Thames and fundraising for a new boat. To read more follow the link: http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/sport/11530547.Blind_rower_in_bid_to_inspire_others/

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BOCCIA CLUB

Come play Boccia, Tuesdays, 5pm to 6pm at Perdiswell Leisure Centre!

Boccia Club – Oct2014

 

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Murray Field Radio Interview

BBC Hereford and Worcester interviewed Worcester teenager Murray Field on Monday’s drive time programme.  Murray, who is a wheelchair user, has been selected for the Boccia England Lions Squad.  He trains at the Worcester Boccia Club, which is supported by the City Council’s Sport Art & Play team.

Click here to listen to the interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02761ll

Place the play marker at 2:08:23 and the article ends at 2:12:40.

To read more clink the link following for another article on Murray’s success, https://www.disabilitysportworcester.org.uk/?p=2773

Kidz Up North

Thursday, 20th November 2014 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

EventCity, Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M17 8AS,

(Near the Trafford Centre).

Free entry, free parking, fully accessible!

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Visitor’s free entry tickets now available!

Gain access to over 135 exhibitors offering advice and information on funding for equipment etc, mobility, seating, bathing, transport, sensory, transition, education, communication, legal matters, sports & leisure, fun and features for the children and much more! For those who have requested tickets by post and supplied a mailing address, these will be mailed out week commencing 6th October. 

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Equipment Funding

Recently we have been funded for more equipment for disability sport worcester, the funding is from Short Breaks Capital Funding for Children with Disabilities in Worcestershire 2014/2015 which is delievered by Worcestershire County Council. This is great news as we can now look forward to getting new equipment to be used at our clubs!

In other funding news, the Worcester Boccia team has been sponsored by Mcdonalds, and the whole team get to have new polo shirts with the sponsorship on them. This again is great news for the Boccia club.

Sport England Small Grant

Purpose: The programme will support projects that help people become involved in sport, keep people in sport or help people improve their performance at their chosen sport.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations including sports club, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities and education establishments (such as schools, colleges and universities).

Level of Funding: The Small Grant programme has a value of £7 million and will fund both revenue and capital costs. Grants will be between £300 and £10,000.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Further information: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/small_grants.aspx

Worcester teenager selected for national Boccia squad

A talented Worcester teenager has been selected to play Boccia at national level. Sixteen-year-old Murray Field, who only took up the sport eighteen months ago, has been selected for the Boccia England Lions Squad, which is part of the England Talent Pathway (ETP) for the national side.2014-06 - Murray Field - IMG_0500

The popular Paralympic sport, which is a target ball game in the same family as bowls and pétanque, is played by those with varying degrees of cerebral palsy, and people with disabilities that affect muscle control and strength. Boccia is a seated sport open to all, although predominantly played by wheelchair users.

Murray, who is a pupil at Chadsgrove School and Specialist Sports College in Bromsgrove, trains regularly at the Worcester Boccia Club which receives support from the City Council.  He was selected for the Lions national Squad after winning a gold medal at the South Midlands Regional competition and coming fourth in the national championships which were held in Worcester last year.

He will now have access to five training camps a year, benefiting from expert coaching and advice, and will also train alongside the national team.  He could now be called up to events across the world, with competitions set to take place in Poland, Czech Republic, Norway and as far afield as Canada.

Murray’s father Mark Field says:  “We are thrilled and delighted with Murray’s selection.  As ever, Murray is quietly very pleased in his own modest way.  It just goes to show that disability or not, sport is open to everyone, everywhere, and at every level.”

For more information, please visit http://www.bocciaengland.org.uk

 

Monday Night Club – October!

If you are free on a Monday night, why not check out what the Monday Night Club has to offer:
Run every Monday 7pm-10pm, at Barbourne Ex-Services Club, The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED.
Only £1 per night!

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Monday 6th October – The Monday Night Club Has Got Talent 2014

Monday 13th October – Disco and Sign up night for The MNC Football Team

Monday 20th October – Disco Dancing and Karaoke with DJ Foxy Roxy

Monday 27th October – The Big Hallowen Party, Scary Fancy Dress with DJ Mick and Party Food

Susannah Barnett Wins Disability Sports Person of the Year.

At this years City Of Worcester Sports Awards 2014 Susannah Barnett won the Disability Sports Person Of The Year. The awards were held at the University Arena and were hosted by Steve Cram who also presented each award winner with their trophy.

This was what was said about her on the night:
‘Susannah started rowing 12 months ago and at the end of last year she asked to try sculling in some of the smaller boats. She progressed well and entered a couple of events in the winter. One of which she won in style doing a very quick time to cover the 1750 metre course of Gloucester Head of the River. She also competed at Evesham regatta in a two person boat and won that also. Two months ago she asked about using a one person boat. You can imagine it’s quite difficult for a sighted person to learn to row in a one person boat as they are very unstable and you steer facing backwards. For a blind person it’s huge challenge. Thanks to her coach and Disability Sport Worcester who funded a 2 way radio system, the impossible looked possible. After six sessions being guided by her coach and a two way radio she had her first mainstream Regatta, at Bewdley. She competed didn’t win but gained a standing ovation from the crowd. She has since competed at Stourport and Warwick, getting faster with each race. Probably the biggest change is undoubtedly that that has taken place amongst the minds of the general membership of the club. She has moved people’s attitudes to disability from “don’t want the risk or hassle” to that of being positive , supportive and being totally amazed Her only limitation in the number of training hours coaching support is available and has totally integrated with the sighted people within the club. The effect on other rowers and disabled athletes has been astonishing and she has become a significant role model in the rowing community.’

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Active Kids 4 All Inclusive Community Training Course

What a great oppurtunity, don’t miss out and book your space now!
Active Kids 4 All Inclusive Community Training course, Nunnery Wood Sports Centre.
Tuesday 16th September 6-9pm
CourseTo book your place follow the link below: