Together Fund Grant to support delivery of Wheelchair Basketball sessions
Active Lincolnshire have distributed a Together Fund grant of £1931 to North Kesteven Disability Sport Club to support the delivery of Wheelchair Basketball taster sessions in Market Rasen.
Active Lincolnshire is distributing the Together Fund in Lincolnshire on behalf of Sport England. The fund exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and support community groups and clubs working with our target audiences, whose activity levels have been most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which includes people with a disability.
The North Kesteven Disability Sports Club was formed in the late 80's, and originally delivered multi-sports activities. Over the years they have supported taster sessions in most sports but the primary activity is currently wheelchair basketball and acts as a satellite club to the Jaguars WBC (the top club in the region). As a result of Covid the number of participants had fallen in the county, this is now recovering and there has been demand from potential members across West and East Lindsey. Following a taster session at Market Rasen Leisure Centre they have received enquiries and requests for sessions from people with a disability who aren't able to travel a long distance to participate.
This project, will deliver taster sessions at Market Rasen Leisure Centre that will cover basic chair skills and basketball drills followed by competitive scrummages. Sessions will be delivered monthly for a period of six months. The sessions will be run by coaches with disabilities with at least three coaches at each session. This will ensure that the participants will be well supported and have a quality experience with a combined coach experience of almost 50 years. Following the six month development period the aim is to run regular bi-weekly sessions.
The club will work with the facility, social prescribers, the carers network and Active Lincolnshire to promote the opportunity, and encourage new participants.
For further details about the sessions contact: Angus Drew on T:07415 883 286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the other programmes that the Together Fund is supporting in Lincolnshire here.