Case Studies

Case Study 1 – Disability Sport Fun Day

Disability Sport Worcestershire and Active Communities Worcester formed a partnership to bring inclusion within Worcestershire. With a event like this it was hopeful and exciting to bring inclusion, fun and friendship bonds with the children and families.

The planning for this event started in January looking at themes of the day. The idea which was brought to the event was to bring inclusion, fun and a showcase of activities for a wide range of disabilities. In total fact there were 12 different types of activities such as  Wheelchair Rugby,  Seated Zumba, Boccia and many more!

The event was a huge success!

Over 200 people attended (73 with a registered disability) and there were 13 different types of disabilities! With some children now sustained within sports post this event which is Fantastic!

A few comments from the day:

“I had a great day, it was so much fun. I took part in as many activities as I could. I had to travel from Wolverhampton to get here as there isn’t anything else like this near me.”

Monique Mehra, Event Attendee

“Just got back from the Disability Sport Fun Day, It was fabulous. Thank you for making it happen!”

Jill Redmond, Event Attendee

Case Study 2 – Disability Sport Volunteers

Meet Iscah and Naomi, two of our Disability Sport volunteers. As part of their degrees in Sports Coaching Science at the University of Worcester, both Naomi and Iscah chose to add on a disabilities module which requires them to carry out 100 hours of disability sports coaching/volunteering. Joining us earlier this year they started supporting our coaches delivering the different sports sessions.

Both girls have a great passion for disability sport from multi-sports, dizzkids and trampolining to the Inclusion Club. Every session over 14 people are impacted by their attitude, positivity, creativity and professionalism within the sessions they deliver.

Both girls have completed over 200 hours of volunteer sports coaching, experienced multiple different disability sport sessions and it led to one of the girls to employment though the success of her placement! Well done!

Some feedback:

The volunteer coaches provide a great addition to our sport coaches, giving the participants even more time and support to help them participate in sport.”

Kimberly Grenfell – Disability Sport Coordinator

“I have enjoyed working with the inclusion club as it caters for everybody’s disability and allows them to participate in sports as a group rather than individuals. I believe that I bring enthusiasm and show willing to get involved in every project I am involved in.”

Iscah Clamp – Volunteer

Case Study 3 – Disability Football

Monday night football club is followed on by the Monday night club supporting individuals with disabilities. The club members within this team associate with sensory and learning disabilities, the club has 20 regular players who are highly supported with motivated volunteers, coaches and club members. This adaption, commitment and success are part of the reason the club and volunteers received the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. A huge accolade, amongst others the club have received.

The club has now got 2 specialists coaches within the team. In which it allows the club to regularly play matches once a month for 6 months of the year, playing 2-3 fixtures at a time alongside its own programme of football training.

Some feedback:

“It’s a fantastic club and the coaches always look forward to supporting the players and provide them with a great footballing experience.”

Tom Rimmer – Disability Football Coach

“Everyone involved with the club is there as a volunteer. They carry out their responsibilities with unfailing good humour, genuine friendship and dependable support.”

Helen Gill – Monday Night Club