Sport sessions for people of disability

Lead the Way team and volunteers Georgie Evans, Katie Graham, Karen Graham, Hayden Claughan, Daniel Crampton
Lead the Way team and volunteers Georgie Evans, Katie Graham, Karen Graham, Hayden Claughan, Daniel Crampton

A North Halifax community centre is to deliver a fitness programme aimed at all ages of people with disabilities.

Threeways Centre, Ovenden, is running Saturday sessions, 11am-12pm, for people to try different sports offered on its Lead the Way ten week course funded through West Yorkshire Sport.

Lucy Wall, development officer for West Yorkshire Sport, attended a recent session. She said: “The project aims to increase participation in sport and physical activity regardless of age or ability for adults with a a learning disability. The activities allow people to give things a go they may not have had the chance to try before.”

Sports include badminton, football and more.

Sports coach, Hayden Claughan, instructing weekly sessions, said: “Seeing how much the participants enjoy what I am delivering is rewarding. I have met a lot of great people over the past few weeks and I hope to meet many more.”

Sessions cost £2.50 and no fee is charged for carers.

Call 0300 0120416 for more information.