Try out disability sports at centre

Disability sports camp
Disability sports camp

Goalball, cricket and football are just some of the sports on offer for those with pan disabilities at a multi-sport camp this September.

Everyone Active has organised the camp for people of all ages to try out sports from September 2 to September 4.

Community sports engagement manager at Everyone Active in Daventry, Will Heckford, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to showcase some of the more unusual sports that can be offered to people with pan-disabilities.

“Goalball I’m sure will be very popular and is also a great game to watch.”

For those of have never come across Goalball it is like netball or basket ball but with a difference.

There are three players in each team and teams must try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents’ goal.

Teams alternate throwing or rolling the ball from one end of the playing area to the other and players must use the sound of the bell to judge the position and movement of the ball.

Each games consist of two 12-minute halves.

Community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at DDC, Cllr Alan Hills, said: “You never know what you can do until you try.

“This is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages with pan-disabilities to enjoy or tryout some different sports in a relaxed setting, and I hope lots of people take advantage of it and have a great time. “

The camp runs from Monday September 2 to Wednesday 4 September from 12pm until 3pm at Daventry Leisure Centre and Daventry Sports Park. It cost £12 to play per day or £30 to play for all three days.

For more information or to book contact the leisure centre on 01327 871144.

All sessions will be delivered by a DBS (disclosure and barring, criminal record check) checked, fully qualified coach.