Cerebral Palsy Plus team up with Access Sport for Sports Day in Bristol!

24/02/2016 - julia williams

Above is a link to a video of the day, take a look what happened!

Access Sport in partnership with Cerebral Palsy Plus ran their second annual event together. Aiming to engage people of all ages, the day provided a friendly, safe and enjoyable environment to meet others, try new sports and activities and find out information that could enhance their lives through health and wellbeing services and pathways to accessible sports sessions and clubs across the city.

Family members are given the chance to speak to others, find out about activities which take place on a more regular basis, maybe even get a massage and unwind somewhat from their regular routines. The event helped bring people into a local leisure centre, with activities happening for everyone - many sports being sampled in the sports hall, an studio area with soft play and more gentle games, as well as another area for people to sit, relax and chat with one another whilst enjoying some food and a cup of tea also provided at the event.

Popular sessions included Boccia which was a huge success throughout the day, with matches going on for the majority of the event, adapted Rounders, Tennis, Cricket and Netball also took place, Polybat was really popular (an adapted form of table tennis) and many parents and participants took advantage of the soothing massages!

About 80 people attended the event of all ages and abilities supported by many of the Access Sport Ignite clubs and volunteers, we were also very lucky to have the brilliant young sports leaders from Redmaids School involved.

A wonderful day and yet another example of how important it is to provide these opportunities, breaking down the barriers to enable more access to sport. A pleasure to have been a part of the day.

‘Thank you to you and all the folk at Access Sport for making the event happen today.

It was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it.’ Cathy Truman Cerebral Palsy Plus

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