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Inclusive Futures National Leadership Camp

The National Inclusive Futures leadership camp took place over the weekend of 18th-20th March at Loughborough University. The camp was designed to bring together the best leaders from the 9 host cities throughout Great Britain for a weekend of leadership workshops, personal development and an opportunity to learn off others.

A cohort of 15 leaders from across Leicestershire & Rutland were selected for the camp, including two leadership mentors. The volunteers were mixed into 6 groups representing the Paralympic qualities and were supported by an Athlete Ambassador from the Youth Sport Trust.

Opened and Closed by Baroness Sue Campbell, head of the Youth Sport Trust the weekend saw each volunteer undergo a phenomenal transformation, whether it be in their experiences and knowledge of inclusive sports provision, or simply within their confidence.

At the end of the weekend the Youth Sport Trust gave out 4 awards, with Leicester volunteer Curtis French being named as the volunteer of the weekend. He had been identified to incorporate the values of Inclusive Futures and went above and beyond in his leadership by supporting his fellow volunteers throughout.

All of the Leicester Inclusive Futures volunteers should be very proud of what they’ve achieved over this weekend and of how far they’ve come in such a short space of time.

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Leicestershire Disability Athletics Development Group

We are delighted to host a combined 2016 event: The “Typhoo” East Midlands Regional Disability Championships with the The 10th Leicestershire & Rutland Disability Athletics Championships and Festival
All events for athletes with a disability aged 11+ (Held under UKA Rules for Competition)
Thursday 28th April 2016, 9:45- 15:00
Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester LE2 7NQ
Closing date for entries is Wednesday 20th April 2016

Please see further information here and entry form here


An exciting opportunity for aspiring Paralympians to attend one of British Cycling Talent ID events #Track2Tokyo which are to take place this year across the weekends of 2/3 July 2016 and 29/30 October 2016.

Track2Tokyo is a nationwide search for the next generation of Paralympic track and road cyclists. This initial phase of talent assessments are an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate their potential to become part of the Great Britain Para‐Cycling Team competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The webpage is now live and was launched on Twitter: www.britishcycling.org.uk/Track2Tokyo

Please see advert here

EAST MIDLANDS ASA 2016 (Inclusive) Event for Competitive Disability Swimmers

Braunstone Leisure Centre Leicester LE3 1JN
Sunday May 15th 2016

This Short Course licenced (applied for) competition is open to any swimmer with a disability (physical, sensory or learning) Formal classification not compulsory Created for swimmers in regular training with an understanding of the rules of competitive swimming (which will be applied) to enable them to compete for age group event medals and gain times in a prestigious competition including relays and for East Midlands swimmers to compete for overall
age group awards. ENTRIES CLOSE April 23rd 2016

Entry pack is available to download from EFDS/DSE website www.efds.co.uk/events or by email from - mary-butler@lineone.net
For further information contact: Mary Butler – DSE East Midlands regional swimming coordinator. Email: Mary-butler@lineone.net or Tell 0115 9374377

Flyer available here

Inclusive Futures Regional Leadership Camp Friday 11th March

IMG 4508The inaugural Leicester Inclusive Futures Regional Leadership camp was held on Friday 11th March. The leadership camp saw 65 young leaders from across Leicestershire attend a day inclusive sport training supported by Paralympian and Inclusive Futures Athlete Ambassador Kate Grey. 

Led by John Duggan, Mark Beeby & Wayne Gudgeon and supported by 5 Young Ambassadors, the regional camp delivered a multitude of workshops which IMG 4389challenged the young volunteers thinking, allowed them to work with other likeminded people and supported their development as leaders, coaches, volunteers and officials. 

The Inclusive Futures programme is a Youth Sport Trust initiative, funded by the Spirit of 2012, which focuses on increasing the participation and provisions of sports volunteers, regardless of age, ability, disability, gender, background or experience. The programme looks to support the development of leaders and volunteers through continual support, CPD opportunities and placements within a community and after-school setting.

If you would like further information regarding the Inclusive Futures programme or to get involved, please contact Steph Tirrell- Leicester Inclusive Futures Coordinator (stirrell@ellesmere.leicester.sch.uk)

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Mapping Disability: The Facts

Latest Sport England research reveals the true picture of disability nationwide.
Our report, Mapping Disability: The Facts, offers an in-depth look at the vast range of impairments experienced by people in England. It also includes comprehensive data on disability by categories such as region, gender and age.
The findings will form a crucial part of our work to get more disabled people active.

Form more information please follow the link here


Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to announce its exciting new campaign aimed at changing perceptions of, and attitudes towards, young people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.
Play Unified is a campaign inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to understanding, acceptance and friendship, breaking down the barriers that exist for people with intellectual disabilities. The sports in focus for the Play Unified campaign will be basketball and football.
Play Unified is aimed at young people aged 14-25 and will be delivered in partnership with Special Olympics GB, by the Youth Sport Trust in 200 schools across the country over the next two years.

For more information please click on the link here

Together We Can Coffee Morning

All learners, parents & carers welcome
When: Friday 18th March 10.30-11.30
Where: Leicester College, Freemen’s Park Campus C Block, Welford Road, Leicester

Please see flyer here

Donations of raffle prizes & packaged cakes would be appreciated

Football Association England Talent Day Saturday 19th March 2016

FA England Talent Day

The aim of the talent day is to signpost those that have the potential to then move up the pathway into elite settings (england development centres), but also promoting local opportunities where the players can be moitored and play regular football matches as well as receiveing coaching.

Saturday 19th March 2016: 10am to 1pm
Aylestone Park FC, Mary Linwood Playing Fields, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG

We are looking for players U12’s to U16’s from the following impairments – Cerebral Palsy / Deaf / Partially Sighted / Learning Disability / Amputee / Blind
If you are interested in attending please see form here.

For more information please contact Philippa Bass, Leicestershire & Rutland County FA.
Email – Philippa.Bass@LeicestershireFA.com
Post – LRCFA, Holmes Park, Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6FA
Tel: 0116 2844952

Primary Sports Camp Saturday 12th March

The camp is for people aged 6 to 11 years of age with a physical impairment and takes place on Saturday 12th March 2016. The Primary Sports Camps offer participants the opportunity to have a go at a variety of sports in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Activities on offer range from boccia to wheelchair basketball.
Sign up to secure your place for the event on Saturday 12th March 2016 here

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Girls and Ladies day at Ellesmere College

Leicestershire & Rutland County Football Association are hosting a girls and ladies day at Ellesmere College 12th March
This will be for girls and ladies of all ages and abilities, to come and try some football activities alongside some fun activities, including Soccersize (keep fit with a football) and other sports and games.

The day will be a football and fun activity day to encourage girls and ladies with disabilities and additional needs to have a go at football.

Venue – Ellesmere College, Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FW
Time – 10.30am to 2pm
Cost – Free

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Partially Sighted Football

Leicester City Woodgate are looking for players 16 and over to create a new partially sighted football team, training monthly on Fridays at the Peepul Centre.

Please contact Manjit Singh Takhar (details on the flyer) if you or someone you know who would be interested in attending.

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This Girl Can Charity Night Out

Friday 11th March 2016 6.00 - 9.30pm

Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, LE19 4AQ

Grab your mum, daughter, sister or all of your girlfriends and join LRS and LOROS for a girls’ night out with a twist!
Over 10 Exercise/Activity Taster Sessions including:
Zumba, Legs, Bums & Tums, Insanity and Yoga!
Mass Clubbercise – not to be missed!
Challenge Zone
Health, Beauty/Treatments and Info Stalls
Complimentary Drink and Buff

Free t-shirt and goody bag
Tickets: £5 per person

Please see the flyer here

Women's Wheelchair Basketball All-Star Game 2016

At 2.30pm on Sunday 28th February, the nation’s leading female wheelchair basketballers will light up Nottingham Wildcats Arena in a stunning battle between East and West at the BWB Women’s League All-Star Game 2016.

The unmissable finale to another incredible season, the spectacular All-Star Game will see players and coaches from across Divisions 1, 2, and 3 all have the potential to be called up to represent the conference sides in an action-packed showcase game.

With Great Britain Coaches heading up the Team West and Team East, the Women’s League players and coaches will vote in the teams and assistant coaches from across all the divisions.
In addition to the on-court action, spectators will also be treated to great off court entertainment - tuned for more entertainment news!
Tickets to this fantastic event are now available to reserve through the BWB Office on tickets@britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk (pay on the door) / 01509 279900 or you can purchase them from the second Women's League weekend (January 16th-17th 2016):

• Adult Ticket: £2
• Child Ticket: £1
Please note that tickets are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

All-Star Teams 2016


• Sheffield Steelers 1 (Division 1)
• GLL & Aspire London Titans (Division 1)
• Sheffield Steelers 2 (Division 2)
• GLL & Aspire London Titans (Division 2)
• Eastern Blue Stars (Division 3)
• London AllStars (Division 3)
• Melton Stallions (Division 3)
• The Bears (Division 3)


• Vixens (Division 1)
• CWBA (Division 1)
• Angels of the North 1 (Division 1)
• Blackhawks (Division 2)
• Angels of the North 2 (Division 2)
• Stoke Spitfires (Division 3)
• Angels of the North 3 (Division 3)
• Angels of the North 4 (Division 3)
• Bristol Bisons (Division 3)

Womens Wheelchair Basketball All Star Game 2016

Junior Sports Camp - Saturday 27th February

The camp is for people aged 11 to 18 years of age with a physical impairment and takes place on Saturday 27th February 2016. The Junior Sports Camps offer participants the opportunity to have a go at a variety of sports in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

For more information and contact information for the event on Saturday 27th February 2016 click here

To sign up and secure your place at the event complete download and complete this form

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Leicester Riders Satellite Club

The Leicester Riders will be starting a Satellite Club Monday 11th January 4:00-5:30pm at Ellesmere College for students aged 12+ £2 per session.
The club is aimed at students rfom Leicestershire Special Schools or Units. The player pathway from this club is through to the Special Olympics CLubs that focus on platers with a learning disability.

For more information please contact the Leicester Riders on 0116 255 8635

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Leicestershire & Rutland County FA launches the county’s People’s Cup – Disability

As part of the FA People’s Cup, the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA is delighted to announce the launch of the county’s People’s Cup – Disability.

Open to adult male 5-a-side teams comprising of players with pan-disabilities, the competitive tournament will be held on Saturday 18th April, with games taking place between 2:00pm and 5:00pm at Harborough Town Football Club, Bowdens Park, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HF.

Read more at http://www.leicestershirefa.com/news/2015/mar/the-fa-peoples-cup-disability#ueJ4O3iZWR5ry6L5.99