2019 Guest Blogs Review

…S European Championships in Finland. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-athlete-charlotte-cox/   Alex is a keen tennis player, he attends the DSActive tennis session with Shooters Hill Tennis Club, he attended our very first National Tennis Festival and the DSActive summer camps. We managed to grab 5 minutes with him to ask him more about why he loves sport. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/guest-blog-from-alex/   Immy is one…

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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…

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…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…

DSActive join forces with World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

…wn’s syndrome to play 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 Dow…

Girl power at Coventry

…t way to focus on accuracy! Finally came the favourite part of each session, the football match! It was a small two v two with the coaches joining in, but the girls didn’t need any help. They had everything under control including a perfect nutmeg which left one of the coaches in shock as they didn’t see it coming! The fantastic footwork and teamwork shown during the game was brilliant to see. A great session ran by great coaches who are teaching…

Nutrition Top Tips

…with Down’s syndrome often like routine and can struggle with large changes, so making small changes to a person’s daily routine regularly will improve their long term eating habits. Planning your meals ahead of time can be a great way to help a person make more positive choice about their nutrition. Life can get busy for everyone, which can make healthy eating hard, especially when it is so simply to get a take-away or microwave meal. However, fo…

Simplyhealth supports innovative nutrition programme for people with Down’s syndrome

…mme on healthy eating. DSActive will work with a nutritionist to develop up-to-date nutrition advice for people with Down’s syndrome, including a fact sheet for parents and easy to read versions for people with Down’s syndrome. A nutrition based app will also be developed in co-operation with Middlesex University. Carol Boys, Chief Executive of the DSA says: “DSActive’s nutrition campaign is a significant development for the project. The football…

Visiting the Lions, Tigers and Cubs of Longfleet

…1 coaches with Down’s syndrome helping to run the sessions. You can read more about their achievements here. The Cubs’ sessions started and ended with a fun game to get everyone moving. Each player also got to take part in a range of different activities to build up their motor skills and, most importantly, to ensure they had fun. Each session is run with huge amounts of enthusiasm and everyone left with a big smile on their face. The session’s in…