The Development of Two Community Disability Sports Clubs within a University programme

Glyn Harding University of Worcester

Another great presentations at

Disability Sport or Sport for Disabled People
A one-day conference focusing on how to increase
disabled people’s participation in sport and active recreation
16th May 2013,
English Institute for Sport, Sheffield

Worcester Wolves wheelchair Basketball Club was established in 2010. Within 12 months it had engaged over 1000 children in schools including some 200 disabled young people in the game. The University based Club acquired 30 wheelchairs and appropriate trailers and consequently deliver a road show to schools throughout the region. The University of Worcester is now the Centre of Excellence for Wheelchair Basketball for the West Midlands

The Worcester Blind football team was formed in 2007 and became a founder member of the National Blind football league along with Everton and West Bromwich Albion Foundation. Since 2007 the team has won the league on 3 occasions and the FA cup once.
This presentation will share the evolving story of the two sports clubs completely new to the Higher Educational sector. Glyn will detail the challenges involved with the setting up of both clubs and the on-going strategies needed in a community sports club to successfully engage disabled young people who happen to be students and aspiring coaches.

Glyn works as a Senior lecturer at Worcester University and a volunteer coach, within the programme which has recently been awarded a grant of from Sport England

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