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JKKennington
JK Kennington said:
Excellent article, thank you Sam, lots of good points ( I do know of the issues as I work as a volunteer with Sailability at All Aboard Watersports in Bristol and as the (part time & paid!) community outreach coordinator for All Aboard ), one of our very successful annual events is an annual 'boating party' for those with CP, their families and friends . Over 100 attended this year, it is a great no pressure way of inspiring existing CP sailors to instruct/mentor and of introducing new people - complex needs & able bodied to the sport, great party too. JK
14/10/15
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pippaglen
Absolutely brilliant article.
one evening a week I coach special Olympics from age 8 and upwards, athletes each having different disabilities from CP, down syndrome, hearing impairment, and mental health problems. each week I choose a different sport to coach, on Wednesday we decided to play football, whilst I was watching the athlete's play together I noticed some found it difficult to kick the ball so I put in a few different rules that are against all football rules, we used a large inflatable ball, athletes could either hit the ball using there hands, kick the ball low level height or bounce the ball, this was great fun, athlete's were so engaged, some were even heading the ball. We was trying to find a new name for our inventive game but because so many different sports was involved we couldn't decide a name.

I would love to get involved in more disability sports however you don't see many clubs around coaching athletes with disabilities which is really sad. Once a week I help coach disability athletics which again I love however not many taking part.
16/10/15
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JKKennington
JK Kennington said:
I, a boating coach, and coaches from other sports, football etc, recently went to a Sportarray Inclusive Sport Training (North Somerset) session at the Gordano Training Centre to observe inclusive wheelchair basketball. Players followed rules, mostly to include everyone, mostly it certainly wasn't basketball ! Then Joanna Hardman, a Sainsbury's inclusive coach showed us how to modify other games - brilliantly. Great interaction & idea swopping and club/sport networking. Sportarray is a North Somerset council initiative & Ben Wicks my contact - well worth investigating to reach into other sports.
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