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…

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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…

The DSActive Nutrition App

…y interest doesn’t stop there, both myself and my other big brother have a combined experience of thirty five years in App development and I feel that we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges that the Health Swap App posed. When I joined the DSA in January this year I found a welcoming team and an exciting opportunity to change the behavioural habits of people with Down’s syndrome. Myself and Alex (DSActive Project Manager and a traine…

Meet one of the coaches behind the DSActive Summer camps

…b’s coaches in the delivery of the ‘mini tennis’ programme. At around 15 I completed my Tennis Leaders Award, going on to do my Level 1 and Level 2 as soon as I was eligible at 16 years old. Since starting university, I also now do a lot of schools coaching, which certainly presents its own challenges! Q: What are your favourite sports? In terms of playing, I am a competing member of both a tennis and a cricket club, so these are certainly among m…

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…

A review of 2019

…d Sport which was managed by Citizens Online. Working with app development company The Distance and Monitoring and Evaluation Consulting, the app was designed, built, and available for download within 7 months. You can find out more about the app here and download it for FREE here. National Festivals Our 9th National Football Festival took place in Birmingham, with over 140 players attending on the day. It was a brilliant day, and all the DSActive…

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…