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Newark and Sherwood has a dedicated programme of inclusive activities for the development of sport and physical activity for people with a disability and other groups such as women and girls, children and young people.
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The disability programme includes a variety of weekly and monthly activities at various venues, including:
There are always more opportunities that can be arranged, so please get in touch with the council's Sports Development team if you or your group would like to try something new or you would more information.
IFI is a National Lottery funded initiative aimed at removing barriers to participation for people with a disability, by ensuring fitness facilities are inclusive.
Key areas are:
Making exclusive fitness suites a thing of the past, there are four accredited sites in Newark and Sherwood, the Grove Leisure Centre, Dukeries Leisure Centre, Southwell Leisure Centre and Blidworth Community Leisure Centre.
This is a partnership with representatives from various disability organisations from across the district. The group meets three times per year and was developed to lead on disability sport development in the district.
It provides staff and service users with a voice to develop projects around disability sport and agree what’s needed in Newark and Sherwood. The group looks at future activities and funding and training for centres, groups and individuals. This is an open forum and all new groups or individuals are welcome to come along and contribute.
Are you involved in a sports club that want to improve access for disabled people? Do you want to develop a disability section? The Sports Development team can help with marketing information, training in disability awareness or specific session ideas to increase participation at your club.
A wide range of inclusive activity projects are delivered with local partners. Recently these have included buggy walks for new mums and dads, holiday programmes, box fit and street dance for children and young people.
Community, Sports and Arts Development
Newark and Sherwood District Council