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New sports club set to open in Hertsmere for children with disabilities

Last Modified September 12, 2018
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A new sports club for children with disabilities is set to open later this month after a survey revealed a good level of interest in the concept.

The Inclusive Sports Club will begin with a six week pilot and will run every Saturday from 22 September at Maxwell Park Community Centre in Borehamwood.

A variety of activities will be on offer, including archery, golf, dance, basketball, football, boccia, curling, which will all be adapted for the needs of the individuals within the group.

The club will take place between 10am and 11am each Saturday, although if there is sufficient interest the group will be split into two Saturday morning slots.

The sessions are for young people aged seven to 18 and are open to all abilities. 

The first session is a free trial, with the remaining five weeks costing £15 for the block or £5 per session.  All sessions need to be pre-booked.

A representative from the Herts Disability Sports Foundation will be at every session, with additional coaches from the Foundation, Watford Football Club and the Golf Trust leading activities.

The council has received funding from Sport England to set up the club in the borough.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “Enabling children with disabilities to participate in sporting activities is so important for their health and wellbeing, as well as providing them with the opportunity to make new friends and improve their communication skills, which helps to prevent them from becoming isolated.

“I welcome the start of this new club and the positive impact it will make on the lives of children in Hertsmere.”

To find out more or to book your place.

Posted on Wednesday 12th September 2018

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