2019 Guest Blogs Review

…ursday night at Team Swag, but I will let him explain all about that. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/meet-ben/   Our colleague Vinay is a very keen cook, and he loves his spices! He often tells us about all the dishes he has been cooking so we asked him what were his top 5, and the results made us all hungry! https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/vinay-shares-his-cooking-tips/     Kate is the editor of the Down2Earth magazine here at the Down’s Syndr…

Roy Hodgson leads Down’s Syndrome Eagles Training Session

…mselves, with no worries about anything other than that.” Roy Hodgson https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD/status/1211319787810381824 The DS Eagles were also treated to a visit from Palace Women’s players Freya Holdaway and Ashlee Hincks, who joined in with the training session and played in the match alongside the players. Freya and Ashlee invited the players to be mascots at their game against London City Lionesses on FA Women’s Football Weekend 23rd-24t…

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…by Google Analytics. To optout of Google Analytics for the web, go to https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en Cookies The DSA website and mobile applications may use technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a server. Cookies allow the DSA website and mobile applications to respond to you, the data subject, as an individual. The website or mobile application can tailor its opera…

Edward Guest Blog

…is looking at playing tennis? It’s fun, keeps you fit. Anything else / any comments? I have fun playing tennis with my friends. Thank you to Edward for taking the time to speak to us for this guest blog! DSActive is always looking for guest blogs to feature on our website. If you are involved in physical activity or sport, or you’ve completed a challenge, no matter how big or small, we want to hear about it! Email the team at dsactive@downs-syndro…

Sue – Coach Guest Blog

…d a passion for tennis and played well into my early twenties. Due to work commitments I stopped playing and started again when I started working in the crèche here at the Leisure Centre. Eventually a job came up in the Tennis Department and I swapped from childcare to tennis. I am now a Level 2 coach and oversee over 500 children in our tennis programme. I love developing our disability tennis programme, which now includes a variety of different…

Great rallying at Swindon’s tennis session

…e having a rally and both were outstanding! The DSActive sport officer said: “It’s been so nice to see the session; some of the players really are fantastic! It’s nice to see the players take what they are learning in the session, putting the skills and techniques into practise within a rally. There were smiles all round and that’s the main thing.” For more information about Swindon tennis session, please contact John Stow via email john.stow@ntlw…

Q&A with Christopher, winner of Newcastle United Foundation Disability Player of the Year!

…that?! Newcastle United! Who is your favourite player? Dwight Gayle. https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1191837485371932672 Christopher’s Dad: How long has Christopher been playing football? Christopher has played football since he could run around, so about five. He has two brothers who often played with him up until they moved away. Were there a lot of options around? There was absolutely nothing in our area near Alnwick that catered for Christoph…

Visiting the Lions, Tigers and Cubs of Longfleet

…ts lost. All of the coaches know everyone’s names and there is a fantastic community feel to the sessions. The coaches volunteer their time to help out and huge credit must go to them for making the sessions so popular. Longfleet run three sessions back to back at Carter Community School for the different age groups. The Lions’ and Tigers’ sessions are a mixture of drills, games and matches, tailored to the abilities of the particular group. It wa…