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Activity Alliance News - July 2018

Activity AllianceWelcome to July's newsletter. This edition features include the Typhoo Junior Athletics Championships and Get Out Get Active.

 

Young hopefuls impress at Typhoo Junior Athletics Championships

North East athletes celebrated after they lifted the team trophy at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships (7 and 8 July). Typhoo supported the event, which was organised by Activity Alliance and held at the Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry. More than 200 junior disabled competitors returned home with an incredible collection of medals and personal bests.

Read more about the Typhoo Athletics event here.

Junior athlete throwing a bean bag

Get Out Get Active shortlisted for Global Award

Activity Alliance is delighted at being shortlisted for a Beyond Sport Global Award. The charity was nominated for the trailblazing Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme, which began in 2016.

Read more about the shortlisting here.

Older people walking

Halifax WhRL sets an excellent example for inclusion

When the Halifax Wheelchair Rugby League Club was founded in 2005. Founder Malcolm Kielty MBE’s aim was to create a wheelchair sport which would mirror the running game of rugby league.

Read more about the Halifax Club here.

Halifax wheelchair rugby league team

Netball pilot leaves players, coaches and umpires wanting more

On Sunday 15 July, England Netball with support from UK Deaf Sport held a netball training day for deaf players, coaches and umpires. The exciting event brought together players, some that haven’t played for several years, alongside coaches and umpires to look at ways to develop and improve the sport for people with hearing impairments.

Read more about UK Deaf Sport's netball partnership.

Netballers taking part in UK Deaf Sport's day

Blog: “Golf makes me feel alive”

Activity Alliance features a blog post every Friday. This year we have been sharing experiences of disabled people involved in sport and exercise at all levels. Here, we continue this theme and hear from golfer Aimi Bullock, who tells us she gets a real buzz from being active.

Read Aimi's blog here.

Aimi putting on the green

 

 
 

A football session for young people with visual impairments

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Activity Alliance brings our members, partners and disabled people together to make active lives possible. Collectively, we continue to challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport. We rely on generous fundraisers to develop and continue our work.



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Older woman swimming

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