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Carpet Bowl Championships Entry Form

Please click here if you are interested in the upcoming Carpet Bowl Championships!  This event is the qualifier for the SDS National Championships in February.  

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Exciting New Boccia Session in Edinburgh

Great new event in Edinburgh during school terms.

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) are working in partnership with Edinburgh Active Schools and [EN]GAGE Sports Centre at Napier University to deliver a new weekly boccia session for individuals with a disability across Edinburgh and the East of Scotland.

This exciting new opportunity will invite individuals with a physical or learning disability to come and try the sport of boccia in a friendly and welcoming environment under the guidance of experienced coaches and volunteers.  The session is being funded through The Big Lottery Fund, aiming to remove barriers and increase the number of individuals playing the sport across Scotland – as such, there will be no cost attached to the session.

Boccia is a Paralympic Sport and was introduced specifically for athletes with a severe physical disability, however it’s also become a very popular activity for individuals with a learning impairment.  Boccia is a precision ball sport and requires players to propel the ball on to court by throwing, kicking or using a ramp while aiming to finish with their balls closer to the ‘jack ball’ than their opponent.

The session is open to all individuals with a disability, from primary school aged pupils right through to more senior players – we are confident the coaches and volunteers will make you feel comfortable and provide an excellent first experience into the world of boccia.

Session Details

When: Every Friday during school term time, starting on the 27th October 2017 (2pm – 3pm)

Where: [EN]GAGE Sports Centre, Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh, EH11,4BN

Who:     Individuals with a physical or learning disability.  All ages welcome.

Cost:      There will be no cost.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to find out more, please contact Neal Herbert on 0131 625 4414 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Click here for more detailed information!

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LOTHIAN OPEN BOCCIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

This year, [EN]GAGE Sports Centre at Edinburgh Napier University played host to the Lothian Open Boccia Championships and welcomed over 50 players from around Scotland to compete over three sections. Players travelled from the West of Scotland, Dundee, Dumfries & Galloway and Forth Valley, helping the strong Lothian contingent contribute to an excellent day of competitive boccia.

A full copy of the report can be found at our Results and Reports page!

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Summer Sports Taster Sessions for Young People with Disabilities Age 8-16

Lothian Disability Sport are holding a summer programme of taster sessions for young people with disabilities including young people with Autism.

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Sports include Dance, Table Tennis, Rugby, Tennis, Gymnastics, Athletics, Karate, Bowls, Football and Trampolines!  

 

Sessions will be held in East Lothian at Meadowmill, North Berwick, Musselburgh and Haddington.

 

 

For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or to book online and register your place go to www.enjoyleisure.com

More details on sessions click: LDS Summer Sports Taster Sessions 

 

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LDS to launch ASN Karate Club alongside Active Schools

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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS KARATE TASTER SESSION AND CLUB  

Lothian Disability Sport and Active Schools would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming to children and young people in Edinburgh. In partnership with Scottish Karate Federation, Dalry Karate Group and Lothian Disability Sport we are developing an Additional Support Needs Karate Club.

The first phase of this will be the delivery of karate taster sessions for primary and secondary pupils. These sessions are open to all disability groups.

Venue: (EN)gage Sports Centre, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, EH11 4BN. This is an accessible venue.

 

Date and Time: Taster session, Saturday 3rd June 11am – 1pm.  

Primary             11.00-12.00am

Secondary        12.00-1.00pm

 

 

Club sessions will happen every Saturday thereafter 11.15am – 12.15pm at (EN)gage Sports Centre.

 

The sessions will be delivered by qualified karate coaches who have training and experience of working with children with additional support needs. The maximum participant numbers per session will be 15 children.

The sessions are all about having fun and giving participants the chance to try out Karate, no prior experience is necessary.  

We would welcome parents to stay and watch sessions and meet karate coaches.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

 

If your child is interested in attending the free taster session please phone me to book a place and I will forward an application form via email or take your details over the phone. Please note there are limited spaces therefore places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

 

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Jill Coleman 07920768288, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Andrew Raeburn; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications is 4pm Thursday 1st June.

Kind Regards

Jill Coleman,

Active Schools Coordinator, Equality and Inclusion

Andrew Raeburn

Branch Disability Sport Coordinator, Lothian Disability Sport

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