Para Sport Survey
We recently asked our past participants a variety of questions about the Para Active Multisport Club to help us gather feedback for the new schedule heading into 2017/2018. Here are some of the results:
70% rated the quality of sport options we had in 2017 as an 8/10 or higher.
(Activities included: football, tennis, archery, dance, wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, boccia and wheelchair cricket)
61% rated the venue as an 8/10 or higher and 42% selected Noak Hill Sport Complex as the ideal new location.
(Other sites included: Hornchurch Sports Centre, Abbs Cross, Rainham Royals and Central Park Leisure Centre)
69% rated Tuesday as the ideal day of the week with 46% agreeing 5 - 6pm as preferable.
Para Swim Club
We recently received funding from our partners at London Sport to start a Para Swim Club in Havering Borough.
After much discussion and deliberating, sessions will be held out of the Chafford Sport Complex starting on 5th November and will run every Sunday until 17th December.
The pool is strictly for those aged 5 - 25 years with disabilities and will not be open to the general public but siblings of participants are welcome to attend. We ask that parents and caregivers over 18 years please accommodate swimmers in the water for health and safety reasons.
Sessions are from 12pm - 1.30pm and will focus on some skill/drill as well as free play time.
Para Active - Satellite Club
Para Active Weekly Sport Sessions
When: Tuesday evenings, 5 - 6pm
Where: Noak Hill Sport Complex
Cost: £3 per child
Age: 5 - 25 years
Havering Health and Sport Development started up a Disability Steering Group working with partners such as Positive Parents, Youth Service, YMCA, Local Clubs, Havering SENCO, School Sports Collective as well as local schools and colleges to develop disability sport in the borough.
From the steering group, and gathering feedback from children and parents of children with disabilities, we have successfully delivered holiday programmes consisting of local clubs delivering multi-sport activities during these Para Active events. Due to the success, we were able to secure funding from London Sport to deliver our Para Active Sessions as a weekly Satellite Club based at the Noak Hill Sports Complex.
Local clubs have been invited to deliver block sessions to introduce our participants to all the sporting opportunities in the borough. This also provides them with an opportunity to offer further coaching and development outside of these sessions.
For more information contact Elvan on:
- Swim and Gym for people aged 13-25, Sundays at Hornchurch Sports Centre. Call 01708 450 609 for more information.
- Metro Sport provide a monthly newsletter with a range of activities – you can see the latest issue here.
- Thames Chase offer a cycle hire scheme, which also include adapted cycles as part of their “Cycling for All” project.
- Boccia (Mondays and Thursdays) and Yoga (Tuesdays) are held weekly at YMCA. Call 01708 766211 for more information.
- Weekly Satellite club at Romford YMCA, including dance, basketball, archery, multi-sport and football.
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