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…ontact us: By Post   Please make cheques payable to the “Down’s Syndrome Association” and send to:- DSActive Down’s Syndrome Association Langdon Down Centre 2a Langdon Park Teddington TW11 9PS By Phone Call us on 0333 121 2300 to make a donation over the phone. Ask for the fundraising department and please ensure you make it clear the donation is for DSActive….

Crystal Palace v Norwich, Saturday 18 March 2017

…talking about what football teams they support. Khash kept holding up his phone, teasing me with his Chelsea screen saver…Brandon and I are both Liverpool supporters. Brandon then teased Khash saying “Chelsea lose next week”. At one point Cosmin got a little home sick; Khash sat next to him and reassured him that it wouldn’t be too long till we all got home. Khash was so sweet; he offered Cosmin his phone to listen to some music. When we got back…

Reggie Dornan, North East Coach of the Year; Newcastle United Foundation

…one from strength to strength and the team have been involved in a growing number of monthly football tournaments and events over the past couple of years. They also attended the annual National Football Festival at St Georges Park. The DSActive team sessions are amongst Reggie’s favourite throughout the week. There are many aspects of the sessions that Reggie enjoys: seeing each player fully engaged with the activity, witnessing every individual…

DSActive National Tennis Festival 2019

…roughout the day. At the same time as the festival, Johanna Konta (British Number 1) and Katie Swan (British Number 6) were training on the clay courts. Fulham Badgers Tennis Disability Co-ordinator, Katy said: “Saturday’s DSActive Tennis Festival was a great event for our Fulham Badgers Tennis Players to participate in, as it gave them a real purpose for their sessions. Quite a few of our DSActive Tennis players have not had the experience of pla…

Exeter Harriers launch second DSActive Athletics session

…1904 and is based just outside the city centre of Exeter. The club has over 800 members, with ages ranging from 8 to 80 and they agreed to run one of the first athletics sessions. The DSActive team ran athletics summer camps last year which proved to be so popular they decided to launch athletics as their next official sport. The very first session took place under a clear blue sky at the athletics track at Exeter Arena and the session was taken b…

Haydon and his team mates

…on needed special sports glasses to play and these were quite expensive. An organisation called Anglers Charity Auctions (I am a very keen angler) helped us, supplying not only his glasses, but new boots, full Man Utd kit and tickets for Haydon to go to old Trafford and watch his favourite team. The DSActive programme is the only bespoke football and tennis programme for people with Down’s syndrome in the UK. For full details go to www.dsactive.or…

London DSActive clubs get ready for Awareness Week

…hline cheering on both teams. After the match, Millwall FC presented match tickets to both teams and parents. DSA Information and Training Officer, Chris said: “A great match between two competitive teams. This game was watched by a great crowd of supporters. We saw some fantastic bits of skill and play and it was thoroughly entertaining right to the final whistle.” Image from Millwall Community Trust Image from Millwall Community Trust   On 23 Fe…

DSActive & WorkFit support Luke in his new role

…Since then, the Cardiff Bluebirds have gone from strength to strength. The number of players has grown and they have been a feature of six consecutive DSActive National Football Festivals. It was through this long term relationship with the Foundation that the DSA’s WorkFit project got involved.   Luke has been part of the DSActive Bluebirds team for many years. He is a talented player, a formidable striker with an eye for goal, and a big fan of C…