Inclusive Sports Day – April 2016

13148344_1083349125021444_398603040_oOn the 23rd April, Christ Church Sport ran an Inclusive Sports Day in the Sports Centre focused on showcasing sport opportunities that people with disabilities may be interested in getting involved with. Local providers of disability sport activities were able to support the event with expert knowledge of how to make a session as inclusive as possible for everybody to enjoy.

Since the appointment of a student Inclusive Sports Ambassador in December 2014, Christ Church Sport has now run three Inclusive Sports Days in recent times in which the following activities have been delivered:

  • Archery
  • Boccia
  • Goalball
  • Powerchair Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Walking Football
  • Wheelchair Badminton

13169957_1083349301688093_1031824023_oChrist Church Sports’ new gym refurbishment in December 2015 has also created a much more inclusive fitness environment with the acquisition of a range of equipment that is far more accessible for all users than ever before at the University.

To help support the delivery of the Inclusive Sports Days, the first official Inclusive Sports Committee is currently being established which will feature a number of students and staff from across the institution. The committee will aim to further develop external links with local inclusive activity providers; develop a strategy for communicating with disabled students and staff effectively as well as develop a “How to Guide” of how students and staff can make their sports clubs and activity sessions at Christ Church truly inclusive.

13113151_1083348855021471_1066754076_oChrist Church Sport are currently recruiting the Inclusive Sport Ambassador for the next academic year to follow on the great foundations laid down by Ben Ady over the last 18 months. If you are interested in applying for the role, please click apply below for more details. The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th May 2016.

APPLY (https://www.unitemps.com/Search/JobDetails/9124?platform=hootsuite)

For any direct questions about the position, please contact:

Aidan Ainsley
PlaySport Coordinator
playsport@canterbury.ac.uk

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