Drive on to increase interest in wheelchair hurling and disabled sports
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are setting up a wheelchair hurling programme to help spread the awareness of disabled sport writes Brendan Crossan.
Disabled people are currently half as likely to participate in sport as non-disabled people and this initiative will make a huge difference in helping get more people with disabilities active in the Antrim and Newtownabbey area.
Allen Park Sports Hall has been booked for 12 weeks, starting March 9.
Sports and Play Development Officer David McKee said: “I am inviting each club in the borough to bring down their junior section and take part in a wheelchair hurling taster session. Each club will be offered 2x60-minute sessions, one for females and the other for males.
“We are working in partnership with Ulster GAA and DSNI who will be providing the coaches for this programme. This will be a great opportunity for juniors to try something new and exciting.
“It will also help to make them aware what is available to people with a disability and it is also to show that it is an inclusive sport where both disabled and non-disabled participants can play together.”
The sessions are take place on Fridays, 7-8pm. There is no charge for this programme. For further information contact David McKee firstname.lastname@example.org