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LimbPower’s Popular Primary & Junior Games 1st October 2016

The Limb Power Primary & Junior games are taking place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Saturday 1st October.

The aim of this event is to introduce young amputees and the young ambulant disabled to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.

For more information on this event and to get involved, please contact Disability Legacy Maker Lucy Rogan (

Please see the event registration form here and event flyer here

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Inclusive School Sport Events Booklet 2016/17

The Inclusive School Sport Events Booklet 2016/17 details different sporting events that are taking place throughout the year which targets a range of audiences.

Please see booklet here. Booking forms can be found at the back of the booklet.

If you need any more information, please contact Lucy Rogan at or 0116 289 4242 ext 146. 

CP Sport Nottingham Development Gala 2016

CP Sport are excited to be working in partnership with Nottingham City Council to deliver a Swimming Development Gala in October. 

Date: Saturday 8th October 2016

Venue: Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4BP

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

What is it: A relaxed gala and a good introduction to competition. Races are swum over 10/25/50m with a choice of strokes. Floatation aids are allowed if required, as well as a supporter in the water if required. All races will have heats and handicapped finals. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each final, and all participants will receive a certificate. 

Who is it for: Children and adults with cerebral palsy or a physical disability. Swimmers of all abilities. Entrants do not need to be members of a swimming club.
Price: £7.50 for CP Sport members / £10 for non-members

More details: See poster here, registration form here or the CP Sport Website here 

Registration for the event is now open.


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The Curve Special Schools Performance November 2016

The tickets are now on sale for the Special schools performance Monday 7th November 2016 13:00 and 19:00!

The students of Leicester and Leicestershire special schools are returning to Curve for their annual dance showcase. Following on from the success of ‘Strictly in Union’ in 2015, the schools are turning their attention to Hollywood.

These performances demonstrate the skill, passion and great joy that the young people and the audience experience as they take to the stage. Prepare to be thrilled, moved and delighted as the schools bring to life key moments from movies ranging from Grease to Star Wars!

For more information and to book tickets visit the website for The Curve here

Tickets: £8 – £4

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Paralympic Road Shows

It’s an Olympic and Paralympic year again – Brazil is hosting, and the GB teams for both events have high hopes. The Paralympics will be happening from the 7th – 18th September 2016.

Since before 2012 we have been offering Paralympic Road shows for schools to experience, and to date over 90 schools around the City and County have experienced at least one, and many have repeated the experience yearly since their first taste! Give your school a unique opportunity to experience one. Your pupils can experience any two of these Paralympic/disability sports; Wheelchair Basketball/ Boccia/ Kurling/Goalball/ or Sitting Volleyball. Half or full days can be bought, and bespoke packages can be tailored to your requirements.

The feedback has always been very positive with comments such as;
“The Paralympic roadshow was a huge success in our school. The children were inspired by fun activities that were superbly led by John and his staff. We are very much looking forward to running another roadshow for our KS1 children.”
“Boccia and sitting volleyball were my favourite sports. They were great because anyone can play them no matter what their ability!” Year 6 pupil

For further details contact: John Duggan – / 07718391356


Run England disability sessions- Walk! Jog! Run!

Run England and Charnwood Borough Council are pleased to bring you some FREE disability activity sessions throughout summer 2016. 

Where? Queens Park, Loughborough, LE11 3BH
When? Every Thursday 11am-12pm, from 7th July to 25th August
Who can join? Anyone with any disability who feels comfortable to walk, jog or run
What do I need to bring? As this activity is taking place on grass, suitable clothes, footwear or wheelchairs will be required
How do I register? The leader will provide you with a registration form at the start of your first session, all you need to do is turn up!
Is there an age restriction? This session can accommodate ages 12+

Please see attached poster here

Golf for visually impaired people in Leicestershire & Rutland

British Blind Sport, England Golf and Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are embarking on a new golf project. 

The project aims to provide both visually impaired people and friends / siblings / volunteers that live in Leicestershire & Rutland the opportunity to come along to taster golf sessions delivered by a qualified coach from England Golf.
Following the taster events will be weekly lessons with a view to getting you more involved on a regular basis so this great opportunity is for people who think they would continue in the game following initial engagement. 

If you are visually Impaired and aged 12+ or a golfer who wants to coach / volunteer as a sighted guide please get in touch with Participation Delivery Officer Lauren Impey on: 07929 356428 or
Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016

Please see the project flyer here

Get Yourself Active

How can I get active?
Use the Get yourself Active website to find ways for you to get active in your local area in a way that is right for you. You can also find out about how people are using personal budgets to get active! There are many reasons why it is good to be active but we think that the most important reason is to enjoy yourself and have fun!

For more information go to the website here

Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) Celebration Event

On Friday 10th June 2016 31 athletes from day care centres and SEND schools across the county came to Ellesmere College to participate in the celebratory event. This was an opportunity for them to showcase the skills they had developed through weeks of training and coaching with our inclusive sport coaches, Wayne Gudgeon and Mark Beeby.

See the full report on the event here

If you’re interested in getting involved within the MATP program in Leicestershire or simply want more information on Inclusive Sport throughout the County, please contact us through the following routes:
Twitter: @ActiveEllesmere
Facebook: Search: Active Ellesmere

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Understanding Autism Free Workshop 13th September

Tuesday 13th September 2016 18:00 - 20:00

Autism awareness training for sports coaches, physical activity and community group deliverers.

This two hour autism awareness session provides an introduction to autism in relation to sport and physical activity.

For more information and to book your place please go to the LRS website here

Learning Disability and Sport Free Workshop

Thursday 14th July 2016 18:00 - 21:00

Awareness training for sports coaches, physical activity and community group deliverers.

This workshop has been developed through a partnership between Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain, this workshop looks at learning disability and sport. It aims to help clubs, coaches and providers of sport understand how to support people with a learning disability to access sporting opportunities in an inclusive environment.

For more information and to book your place please go to the LRS website here

Basketball Match 12th May 2016

Ellesmere College vs Forest Way School

Fixture date: Thursday 12th May
Venue: Leicester Community Sports Arena

Ashlea Smith – Coach of Ellesmere team ‘The game against the two schools was fantastic! It was a great opportunity for the young people to compete against one another in such an incredible facility. Both teams played extremely well, giving 100% effort throughout, but most importantly they all had fun! A Massive thank you to the Leicester Community Sports Arena for hosting us for the day!’

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Inclusive Cricket Coaching

Countesthorpe Cricket Club are running free soft ball cricket sessions for those players with learning disabilities Sunday mornings 11am-12noon starting 19th June 2016.

The sessions will be run by a Level 2 ECB accredited coach along with a number of assistant coaches. All you have to do is turn up! The Club will provide free hot drinks for all parents and carers whilst they watch.

Do you fancy giving it a go? Then why not come along to our coaching sessions. All ages, sexes and abilities are welcome.

Please see attachd flyer here. For more information please contact James Popplewell at

Countesthorpe Cricket Club, Bassett Avenue, Countesthorpe, LE8 5QG 



Wheels for All national conference in Leicester

Wheels for All national conference in Leicester, and this will showcase our Leicester Wheels for All amongst others on a national level as part of Cycle City Active City 2016
Friday 20th May 9:30-16:30 at the Cruve Theatre.

The day will be a paced day of presentations, discussions and knowledge sharing, gvign all attendees further understanding of the importance of inclusive cycing within the overall cycling landspace.
This will be the largest gathering of inclusive cycling providers and partners for some time and so we want to really celebrate and embrace the inclusive cycling movement that we have created.

The cost is £90 per person including lunch and refreshments.
Please send booking requests

Please see attached flyer here, agenda here, workshops information here and booking form here.


Funding for Clubs/ Athletes/ Organisations

Please see below documents with a list of funding bursaries/grants that you can apply for as a club/athlete/organisation depending on the criteria. I have included information including: Name of grant, deadline, amount, location, purpose, and contact information.

If you are interested in seeking more then please see website links:
Leicestershire and Rutland Sport:
Sport England:
Living Sport:

We hope that this will help you with supporting and sustaining any ongoing or new activity in the community.

Inspired income and expenditure document                   Inspired Sports Development Plan 

Inclusive Football at the King Power Stadium 9th May 2016

Inclusive Futures: Leicester 

Inclusive Football event at the King Power Stadium 9th May 2016.

Thanks to our close links with Leicestershire & Rutland County Football Association, we were able to offer three of our Inclusive Futures volunteers the opportunity to support an inclusive football event hosted at the home of the Premier League champions Leicester City, the King Power stadium.

Adil, Alexa & Rosie joined the Ellesmere Community team in the glorious sunshine, along with over 400 footballers from across Leicestershire. Inclusive schools and clubs were well represented along with walking football and all had an excellent day in the sunshine. We were even joined by former England and Leicester City FC footballer Emile Heskey and snooker World Champion Mark Selby. Rumour has it Jamie Vardy was even around but the only sighting we got was of his beautiful Bentley parked out front.

Our leaders supported the assistant referees from Ashfield school and had a thoroughly enjoyable day supporting this inclusive event.

Many thanks to Philippa Bass from LRCFA for the opportunity and to LCFC for allowing us to use their facilities!


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Swimming Coach Job Advert

Saffron Lane Special Olympics Swimming Club currently have a vacancy for a Swimming Coach.

Name of Position: Assistant Swimming Coach
Age Group Working With: 8yrs - adult
Qualifications required: Flexible
Experience required: Flexible
Salary: £10 ph for 2 - 3 hrs pw
Hours/Days: Usually Monday 6.30pm-8pm with some Thursdays, 6.30pm-8pm
Address of role: Evington Swimming Pool, Occasionally Aylestone Swimming Pool
Main Contact: Annie Bannister 07500 867493 /


Ellesmere Boccia Winners!

On Friday 15th April 2016 Ellesmere College's Key Stage four and five Boccia Teams represented West Leicester at the School Games Level Three Event at Loughborough University.

It was a fantastic day and each student gave one hundred percent effort and achieved a high standard of play which enabled them to win the trophy for West Leicester. 

The students were all presented with gold medals which was a very proud moment.


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Sport England Infographics

Sport England recently released some up to date infographics related to health and disability sport.

Click the numbered links below to see the facts and figures.

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