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New Olympic Park sports sessions for young people with disabilities


Young people with disabilities will soon be able to take part in an exciting new sports club in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Sitting volleyball, judo, racket sports, athletics and fencing are just some of the many activities available at Community Club Hackney when it launches next month.

Those aged 11 and over will be able to attend sessions between 10.30am and noon every Thursday from October 2 at the Copper Box Arena.

The Paralympic and multi-sport sessions, delivered in partnership with Disability Sports Coach (DSC), Hackney Council and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will be taken by two qualified sports coaches.


Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
These sessions are designed to develop confidence, team-building and communication skills through structured sport sessions, so participants are able to get active but have fun and make new friends at the same time.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

DSC was founded in 2005 and offers sports coaching, events and training programmes for people with disabilities of all ages to access throughout the UK.

Peter Ackred, CEO of DSC, said: “The sessions are run by our professional sports coaches who will offer and support pathways to local sports clubs, and there is also the chance for people to go on to compete in DSC Festivals.”

The activities cost £2.50 per session. Simply turn up to your first one.

To find out more, contact DSC on: clubs@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk or visit:www.disabilitysportscoach.co.uk

The sessions will be funded through the Sport England ‘Inclusive Fund’.

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