International Mixed Ability Tournament 2017

Worcester Rugby Club Mixed Ability Team started just over a year ago (with support from Disability Sport Worcester) and have gone from strength to strength since! They train every Tuesday and Thursday, for more information, view the up to date details in the Activity Finder.

Recently some of the squad were selected to attend the International Mixed Ability Tournament – here is a short video from that tournament

Congratulations to all involved!

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


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


Powerchair Football Festival

Who is powerchair football for?

Due to the nature of the sport both male and females can compete together in the same team and players 5 years of age and over can be involved. Anybody who has a physical disability weather they are a wheelchair user or not are invited to take part.

There is a powerchair football festival being held at University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN. On Saturday 2nd May from 10.30 am – 2.30pmWorcester Promotional Poster

Do you want to try sailing? Read Here

Well now you can!

At Aztec Upton Warren
Worcester Road

Two courses are available to choose from:

Thursday 23rd, 30th April & 7th May 10am-12pm
or Saturday 25th April & 2nd, 9th May 2pm-4pm

Course cost- £10 for all three sessions

– A range of equipment for all abilities to learn how to sail

-Qualified, friendly instructors

-No experience needed

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For more information contact Bromsgrove District Council’s

Sports Development Team on 01527 881356 or email

Summer Placement with Worcestershire FA

Worcestershire FA is delighted to be able to offer a 4 month placement opportunity to recent graduates, current undergraduates or similar following courses or employment related to sports development/sports management. The placement will be between mid-May and mid-September (to be agreed with the successful candidate).

This position reports directly to the Football Development Officers and will support and develop football in the Worcestershire FA area in accordance with the County FA Development Plan.

The role encompasses the following areas:
Growth & Retention. Increasing & maintaining participation in football (the number of affiliated teams), with a focus on mixed, boys youth, adult male, small sided and disability
Raising Standards. Supporting club and league development, particularly through the School-Club Links programme and the FA Charter Standard Scheme
Better Players. Ensuring programmes are provided to improve the standard of players and coaches across the county
Running the Game. Working with local football partners, contributing towards administration and strategic planning
Workforce Development. Increasing and supporting the local football workforce via in-service training events
Marketing & Promotion. Positively promote the Worcestershire FA via various media including social media

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To apply please send a CV and covering letter clearly detailing why you consider yourself suitable for this role in not less than 750 words and any relevant previous experience to:

Summer Placement,
Development Team,
Worcestershire Football Association Ltd,
Craftsman House,
De Salis Drive,

or email applications to:

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th April 2015.

Interviews will take place on Monday 20th April 2015.

Worcestershire FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community




Registered Charity No. 1122538

Part-time Administration and Development Assistant – Our Voice Parent Carer Forum

11 hours per week at £10.00 per hour, to start from 1st April 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

One year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension, subject to funding.

Location: Based at our Worcester office, with outreach work throughout Worcestershire as required.

We need an enthusiastic, committed individual with good communication and organisational skills to support the work of our parent carer forum.  There is growing recognition by statutory bodies that the parent carer voice needs to be heard in the shaping and development of services for children and young people with disabilities and you can play a vital part in enabling this to happen in Worcestershire.  You will join a dedicated team of both paid staff and volunteers at WPCC at an exciting time in its development.

For further details or to request a job description and application form, please contact Sue Evans, at either:, or at Worcestershire Parent and Carers’ Community, 17 the Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 1st March 2015

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March and Wednesday 11th March 2015

Support for Parents of Children with Speech/Language Difficulties

Afasic are holding an event in Kidderminster to support parents of children/young people with Speech and Language difficulties!

This will take place on Thursday 26th March at Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster DY10 1DB between 10.30am and 12.30pm and participation is entirely free.

Parents can book a place by emailing or telephoning me.
If you would like to discuss the event or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Tony Curtis (Project Director)
01223 244984

Win the chane to have a 2 day masterclass with leading deaf musicians and dancers!

Have your chance to perform infront of an audience after having a 2 day masterclass with leading deaf musicians and dancers! If you are deaf and between the age of 8 and 16 years old, then go enter the competition at

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Blind and Visually Impaired Cricket!

Have you ever wanted to giveblind and VI cricket a go? Well now you can!!

Indoor coaching suitable for boys and girls aged 10 and above and adults of all ages.

January 27th to February 10th February
and 24th to March 24th Tuesday evenings
6.30 pm to 8.00 pm
Worcester New College, Whittington Road, WR5 2JX

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