Sport for Any-Body

November 1st, 2010

Inclusive sports are exactly that — accessible to everyone regardless of ability or fitness. And a new University sports club is encouraging everyone to have a go.

Fancy trying a new sport, but don’t see being competitive as the be all and end all? The University’s new Any-Body Club could be just the thing for you…

Open to staff, students and members of the local community, the Any-Body Club meets bi-monthly and introduces participants to inclusive fitness activities and sports.

Sessions have already been run on wheelchair tennis and badminton, with future sessions featuring coaching in goalball (a team sport designed for blind athletes) and kwik cricket.

The aim of the Any-Body Club is to run social sessions in a variety of different sports. It caters for disabled and nondisabled members and is free to attend. Each session lasts for two hours and takes place at either the University Park or Jubilee Sports Centres.

“The Any-Body Club is in its fi rst year, and so far we have had a great response, from both non-disabled and disabled participants,” said Hannah Webber, Disability Sports Officer at the University.

“We have some more great sessions planned throughout the academic year, including aqua fit, goalball and dance. So far the ABC has shown us that there is the demand for more organised social sports and we’re hoping to develop what we offer students, staff and the local community.”

For more information on the Any-Body Club, visit anybodyclub

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