SportsAble supports National Citizen Service

SportsAble sports development officers are delivering a three -part training programme for 12 young people who are taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS). The bespoke training has been designed by the SportsAble development team to equip the 15-17 year olds with new skills by encouraging them to try new things and meet new people.

During their first day at SportsAble the students enjoyed getting to know the charity and understanding how it helps change the lives of children and adults through disability sport and other activities. When the students returned for their second session they met some of SportsAble’s members and tried some disability sports for themselves, including Boccia (pictured here).

The students are also learning about the important role that fundraising plays to the existence of SportsAble. As part of their training they have been asked to develop a creative fundraising event and deliver it themselves.

Niall McCaffrey, SportsAble Manager says, “SportsAble has been a host organisation for NCS students for the last few years and they always really enjoy spending their time here. It is a great way for them to build awareness of disability and gain a greater understanding to the barriers of inclusive sport.”

If you would like to discuss how SportsAble could work with your organisations to build awareness of disability please contact sportsdevelopmentofficers@sportsable.co.uk.