2019 Guest Blogs Review

…nk of an eye 2019 has been and gone. We have lots of new exciting projects coming this year, but for now we wanted to take a look back at all the people who sent us guest blogs for our website last year. Did you meet Ben? Ben is an incredibly busy 18 year old. He goes to the gym, does gymnastics, plays for the Moorside Rangers DSActive football team and plays tennis. He also spends Thursday night at Team Swag, but I will let him explain all about…

Data Protection & Cookies policy

…data. The DSA will only collect personal data to serve a specific business, commercial, or legal purpose and only gather the minimum amount needed. The DSA will use only fair and lawful means to obtain the personal data. The DSA will be transparent in dealings with data subjects whose personal data the DSA holds. The DSA will obtain a data subject’s informed consent to process his or her personal data in cases where it is necessary and appropriat…

Roy Hodgson leads Down’s Syndrome Eagles Training Session

…helped players with their shooting skills and he refereed a match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCpf0WP_sU Photo credit from The PHA Grou “This group are just fantastic, their enthusiasm, their humanity and their affection, it’s very difficult not to enjoy their company. When I was asked to come here tonight, I was more than happy and it’s great to see them all again. “Our Foundation does a wonderful job, and you can see how much the children…

Terms & Conditions

…of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. In no event will the DOWN’S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of th…

Visiting the Electric Eels

…he Electric Eels? 5 years Do you do any other sports or activities? Dancing, trampolining, multi-skills sport Why do you like swimming? I like seeing my friends What is your best memory of swimming? Swimming galas Pauline Walker, Founder of Electric Eels: How long have you been involved with Electric Eels? I founded the club 10 years ago after being involved with disability swimming for 25 years. I am passionate about all aspects of the club and I…

The DSActive Nutrition App

…nt that those in supported living would have greater challenges in planning, buying and cooking and would have the most challenging needs out of both groups. We interviewed eight people living in supported care, asking them questions around eating habits, nutrition and exercise. We observed their cognitive and digital capabilities. We observed their ability to read, use Apps, identify pictures of foods and asked them to tell us which foods are hea…

A review of 2019

…s for the LTA, England Athletics and Leisure and Fitness industry. In total, over 360 coaches have attended a DSActive workshop this year, and we’ve already started booking up for next year’s workshops! Elite sport The last few years, the DSActive team have worked hard to increase the number of people with Down’s syndrome playing sport. Now we need to ensure that there are pathways in place for our athletes who want to compete nationally and even…

DSActive join forces with World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

…lay snooker. This will also create a route for those club-based players to compete in our WDBS events, knowing that they will enjoy the same positive experience in both environments.” Alex Rawle, DSActive Project Manager said: “We are really excited to work with WDBS and WPBSA to support more people with Down’s syndrome to play snooker. Snooker is a great sport for people with Down’s syndrome to play, we know many people with Down’s syndrome alrea…

A day in the life of an athlete – Charlotte Cox

…s key. While I am waiting for my events I like to watch the other athletes compete, we all know each other from many other competitions. Today my first event is the 100m, so I head to the call room carrying my spike and water, once checked in you sit and wait, I put my spikes on while I am waiting do some stretches and on the way out to the track make sure everything is comfortable and make any last minute adjustments to laces etc. We walk out in…