Tag Archives: Sport

Anyone interested in Cricket?

Do you have a disability? Are you interested in cricket? Then come along to the only Disabled Cricket Club in Telford! St George’s cricket training is held on a Saturday at Telford College of Arts and Technology, Haybridge Rd, Wellington, Telford TF1 2NP from 9.30 am till 11 am.

Come and have a go! We cater for any age boy girl, man or woman. We play in a local indoor league and are members of the CFPD (Cricket Foundation for People with Disabilities) association

Come along this Saturday 28th September! who knows you could be the next Ben Stokes or Jimmy Anderson of the disability World?! For more information please ring Ian Halford on 07773155840


Telford Eagles Sitting Volleyball Team

Paul Twitchell, Head Coach of the recently formed Telford Eagles Sitting Volleyball Team is looking to invite as many disabled groups in Shropshire to try their exciting and fully inclusive sport in a fun and safe local club environment.

For more details check Telford Eagles Sitting Volleyball website: https://telfordvolleyballclub.weebly.com

The Eagles train on a Thursday evening 6 pm – 7 pm at Telford College Arts and Technology College,  Wellington in the S Block.

As the Club Welfare Officer Paul said “I can offer assurance of a positive experience for players of all abilities and disabilities. I only ask for people who require specialist care to be accompanied for safety reasons”.

For further details contact Paul by email paultwitchell@sky.com or call Paul on 07854 056639

Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop

Start Date:
24th July 2019

End Date:
24th July 2019

Start Time:

End Time:

Event title: Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop
Venue: University Centre, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: https://www.ulearnathletics.com/
Name: England Athletics Sight Loss
Email: https://www.englandathletics.org/about-us/about-us/contact-us/
Telephone: N/A
Event description: The England Athletics Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop has been developed in conjunction with British Blind Sport. The workshop provides runners, leaders, coaches and volunteers with information and experience about supporting visually impaired people to run. The workshop covers a number of areas including;

  • types of visual impairment (VI),
  • top tips and safety for guide running and
  • how to make running sessions VI friendly.

The two-hour workshop also includes a practical element where attendees get the chance to experience guiding and being guided by each other.

The Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop enables Leaders, Coaches and Volunteers to attract and support more visually impaired (VI) people to athletics and running. It includes information on:

  • Types of visual impairment and common eye conditions
  • Appropriate behaviour and terminology
  • Making sessions VI friendly
  • Guide running top tips and safety
  • Guide running practical sessions
  • Further support and resources

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or over.

Price: £20 for England Athletics affiliated club members or £30
For further information: https://www.englandathletics.org/coaching/development/sight-loss-awareness/

To book a place https://www.ulearnathletics.com/qualification/qualificationCourse?qualificationId=299&qualificationCourseId=89513

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Latest articles include:

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New Dementia Cafe.

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Inclusive Community Training Programme

Start Date:
3rd March 2017

End Date:
3rd March 2017

Start Time:
1 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Inclusive Community Training Programme
Venue: Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7PY
Name: Sainsburys Active Kids For All
Email: sustainablecommunities@severnsidehousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0300 300 059
Event description: This Inclusive Community Training Workshop is suitable for health professionals, social care workers, volunteers and anyone wanting to learn new skills in getting people more active in their community.

Cost: £3.50 to non Sevenside Housing residents.

To book contact: 0300 300 0059 or email sustainablecommunities@severnsidehousing.co.uk

Click here for poster: SVS 3-03-17

Shrewsbury Town in The Community-England Talent Trial Day

Start Date:
6th April 2017

End Date:
6th April 2017

Start Time:
5 pm

End Time:
7 pm

Event title: Shrewsbury Town in The Community-England Talent Trial Day
Venue: Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ
Name: Shrewsbury Town in the Community
Email: amy.edwards@shrewsburytown.com
Telephone: 01743 289177 Ext 216
Event description: England Talent Day is an integral part of The FA’s Disability Talent Pathway, identifying young players aged between 12-16 years old and is one of several days which will be taking place. The programme is quality assured to support the development of young talented disabled players, offering a clear pathway.

The pathway aims to recruit players that can progress to FA Regional Talent Centres, FA Emerging Talent Programme, England Development Squads and England Elite Squads as highlighted within The FA’s Disability Player Pathway and as shown below:

  • Learning Disability
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Partially Sighted
  • Blind
  • Deaf (Male and Female)
  • Amputee

If you are interested in taking part, please click on poster and registration forms below to down load: 

For poster:  England Talent Day 2017

Registration Form: Talent Day Form

Registration Form Talent Day Form completed forms must be returned to Shrewsbury Town in the Community Hub, Greenhouse Meadow, Oteley, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST by Friday 31st March 2017

For more information contact Amy Edwards, Health & Inclusion Officer on 01743 289177 Ext 216 or email amy.edwards@shrewsburytown.com

Inclusive Activity Roadshow Programme of Events-19th to 25th September

There has been an amazing response from clubs & groups to host events for the first Inclusive Activity Roadshow. This coincides with the end of RIO 2016 Paralympic Games. With over 70 different sessions taking place, click on the links below to find out what is available in your area.Many of the sessions are FREE. Some are “one off events” but many are ongoing. Take this grand opportunity to find a new activity near you, or even to find a new interest. 

Timetable of events.

For more information call Jessica Lightwood, Sports Inclusion Officer for Shropshire on 07958 318915 or email inclusivelyfit@energizestw.org.uk

One way for local authorities to know that they are providing for your needs is bu consultation. Shropshire Council have produced this Draft Sports Facilities Strategy for 2016-2037  https://shropshire-disability.net/draft-sports-facilities-strategy-2016-2037/  This may be the right time for you to tell Shropshire Council if their proposals are the right way forward. This closes on 30th September 2016.Have Shropshire Council got their draft plans right. Go on, take the opportunity & have your say.