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…

The DSActive Nutrition App

…h during the summer this year. To find out more about the App please email dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk or call 0333 1212 300….

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Roy Hodgson leads Down’s Syndrome Eagles Training Session

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 enjoy it and how good the coaches are with the young players, so it’s 100% positive. “It’s not just about coaching, it’s about enjoyment, pure and simple. The main thing is that they go home e…

Meet one of the coaches behind the DSActive Summer camps

…d to were cricket and tennis, allowing me to quickly make friends with like-minded people from all year groups. Academically, I find that sports are a welcome break from revision, giving something to look forward to during the day, especially around exam season. Finally, I really like the sense of belonging to my clubs and my team, and being able to demonstrate teamwork has proved very useful for me when applying to jobs and further/higher educati…

A day in the life of an athlete – Charlotte Cox

they are going, having finished the Long jump the final event for the Multi-event is the 3kg shot, this is my weakest event. I do 3 practice puts, then take my place in line, my best put is 4.05, its enough to give me overall Multi-event points of 1925, which secures me my first gold medal of this competition. Thats me done for the day, I take my water and bag and head to the stands, have more water and snacks and watch the rest of the competition…

A review of 2019

…ed to ensure that there are pathways in place for our athletes who want to compete nationally and even internationally. The DSActive team have been working with UK Sports Association for people with Learning Disabilities, Down syndrome Swimming GB, Team GB Down’s syndrome Athletics, Team GB Down’s syndrome Table Tennis, National Governing Bodies and sits on the National Disability Sporting Organisations and Physical Activity Network run by the Act…

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…