Inclusive multi-sports club launches

09 May 2014

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Local sports stars from Woking Football Club provided the inspiration to local youngsters with a range of disabilities encouraging them to try a range of sports they might not have experienced before, as a new and inclusive multi-sport club kicked-off last Sunday (4 May 2014).

Based at Bishop David Brown School, Woking Inclusive Sports Club (WISC) offer young people from Woking and across Surrey, aged between 11 and 19 years old with physical or neurological disabilities (PAN) and their siblings, the opportunity to get active through weekly sports sessions hosted by fully qualified coaches.

Sports on offer include boccia, new age curling, wheelchair basketball, table cricket, goalball, football and more.

Matt Glazier, Woking Borough Council's Sports Development Officer, said: "We are delighted to have set up this fantastic club for young people with disabilities, in partnership with Active Surrey and Woking Football Club. It's a great way for young people with a physical or learning disability and their brothers and sisters to access and participate in a range of sports, make new friends and enjoy sport in a relaxed, friendly environment."

Chris Sexton, Community Coach at Woking Football Club, added: "It's a first for the Woking area to have a club of this nature. Hopefully, it will give more young people an opportunity to access sport and reach their potential with opportunities to participate at a higher level."

All sessions are overseen by fully qualified, experienced coaches and volunteers. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay and support the young people.

Thanks to funding from Active Surrey and Sportivate, the first eight sessions will be free of charge. Thereafter, there will be a small charge of 2 per session.

Sessions will be held every Sunday (4 May onwards), between 10am and 12noon, at Bishop David Brown School, Woking. There's no need to book, simply turn up and play!

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Chris Sexton on 01483 772470 or email chris.community@wokingfc.co.uk

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For further information, please contact Woking Borough Council's Marketing Communications Manager, Andy Denner on 01483 743026 or email andy.denner@woking.gov.uk

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