2019 Guest Blogs Review

…some amazing coaching advice, and why she loves coaching so much. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/go-into-your-sessions-with-patience/   And finally, we got the chance to catch up with the winner of the Newcastle United Foundation Disability Player of the Year Christopher! https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/christopher-newcastle/   Thank you to everyone who has written guest blogs for us this year! We always enjoy hearing about your experiences. I…

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…

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A Tennis Filled Weekend

…ssion finished with all the players gathering in the club house to eat hot dogs and socialise. Alex from the DSActive team said “It’s always great fun to come and watch the sessions. I’ve been lucky enough to see two brilliant sessions this weekend, one in Pershore and one in Hale. Both sets of coaches do a fantastic job in providing a fun and engaging session, and both clubs have welcomed the players in to the clubs with open arms.” To find a ses…

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

…ighted to build on our earlier support of DSActive. The nutrition campaign compliments the sports programme and Health Book, creating a more holistic approach to the wellbeing development of people with Down’s syndrome and their future independence.” About Simplyhealth Since 1872 – long before the existence of the NHS – we’ve been helping people to make the most of life, by managing their everyday health needs. We ensure over 3 million people in t…

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…

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

…our expectations. What do you think about the work Newcastle United in the Community do? It’s amazing how football can have such an effect in the community, touching the lives of people who are struggling with all sorts of difficulties. The work the Foundation does is truly inspirational when you see what it achieves in giving people support, and hope. How did you find out Christopher had won the Disability Player of the Year award? We were asked…

Great rallying at Swindon’s tennis session

…lly nice to see. One of the players said “I love playing tennis and I love coming here to practise my skills. One day I want to be a professional tennis player.” It was very clear to see how much the players enjoyed the session. A lot of that was down to the great coaching…players were learning different skills and techniques but they were having fun, which is what DSActive is all about. Towards the end of the session, two of the players were havi…