Multi-Sport Sessions Given Boost - North Cotswolds

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Multi-Sport Sessions Given Boost - North Cotswolds

Multi-sports opportunities for children and young people with disabilities in the Cotswolds has been given a boost, thanks to a �1100 inclusion grant.

The 4us2 club, set up by Cotswold District Council to encourage young people with disabilities to take part in sport, received the money thanks to a grant from Gloucestershire County Council this spring.

This sum will now enable 4us2 to provide money for transport and additional staff, while Active Gloucestershire � one of CDC�s partners in the scheme � will provide their Inclusion Community Coach to run the sessions.

The classes have been running since January and offer a wide range of different sports, including boccia, wheel-chair football, cheerleading, and a range of games. They are all run by experienced, qualified sport coaches.

Claire Dowan, Cotswold District Council�s Youth Participation Officer, said: �This is an opportunity for local children and young people with disablities to have a go at a wide range of physical activiities, and make friends at the same time.

One parent whose child attends the classes said: �There is some great equipment adaptable to many needs. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the facilities at the school are brilliant.�

4us2 is held on Wednesday afternoons at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water from 3.45pm-5pm. The sessions, aimed at children aged over 8, are available on June 10th, 17th and 24th, and July 1st and 8th.

Anyone wanting more information or who wants to book a place on any of the events should contact Cotswold District Council�s Claire Dowan on 01285 623568 or by email, [email protected]

Posted : 02/06/2009 10:57:47

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