Disability sports projects
On Your Marks...
On Your Marks is an exciting new three-year funded sports project, targeting adults with disabilities and additional needs who are currently inactive or lead sedentry lifestyles.
Active Ealing will run sport and physical activity days across the borough, in which individuals can take part in 3-4 hours of sport and physical activity a day as part of a healthy lifestyle. The activities will include swimming lessons, table tennis, indoor bowls and multi-sports.
There will be three activity days per week over a 10-week period. Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be allocated to adults attending day care services in the borough. A weekend session will be open to participants from across the borough.
The first phase of sessions will run from April - June 2013.
The sessions will take place at:
- Gurnell Leisure Centre
- Southall Sports Centre
- Northolt Leisure Centre
For more information on the project and activities available please see the On Your Marks flyer.
For further information about the 'On Your Marks' Project, please contact:
Christie Moloney, Sports Development Officer (Disability Focus)
Tel: (020) 8825 6675
The Extreme Ability project was one of the Ealing CSPAN (Community Sport and Physical Activity Network) projects, which ran from 2008-2011. It was funded via Sport England’s Community Investment Fund (CiF)
The project created a number of brand new sports participation opportunities across a range of sports including 'extreme sports' for young people and adults, people with disabilities and additional needs aged 14+.
Since the project ended in December 2011, a number of local sports clubs and facilities have continued to run sports sessions and invest in disability sport. Details of these sessions can be found in the Extreme Ability 2012 brochure.
For more information about the disability sports projects or disability sports provision please contact:
Christie Moloney,Sports Development Officer (Disability Focus)
Tel: (020) 8825 6675
Ealing Special Olympics Programme
Special Olympics is a sports programme for young people and adults with supported learning needs and learning disabilities. The programme currently offers opportunities and training sessions in athletics, tennis and kayaking.
The programme is run in partnership with Active Ealing, Ealing Mencap and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.
For details on Special Olympics sessions please contact;
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
Tel: (020) 8326 7030
Northolt High School Sport Partnership is taking a lead role across West London in the Project Ability programme. This is a national programme (sponsored by Sainsbury's) which will pioneer new and innovative ways to build capacity and develop further sporting opportunities for young people with disabilities.
As a Project Ability host site the school has been provided with funding and will support schools by:
developing and delivering bespoke Youth Sport Trust training and providing local advice and guidance to school games organisers in the borough
driving the establishment and implementation of more local competitive opportunities for all young people
sustain young people's participation beyond their involvement in competition through the development of school club activities
For more information on the programme, please contact:
School Sport Partnership Development Manager
Northolt High School