Disability Sports Club reaches Standards of Excellence
Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:19
A unique sports club which was founded in south Northamptonshire to make sport accessible to all has had its accreditation renewed by Clubmark, the UK's most widely recognised sports quality assurance body.
Felicity Howlett from Northamptonshire Sport presented the Clubmark certificate to the Disability Inclusive Sports Club (DISC) at Towcester Centre for Leisure on Sunday, 16 November.
DISC was started in 2007 and in 2011 it became the first club in the county specifically aimed at disabled people to successfully apply for Clubmark accreditation.
It is run by a dedicated group of volunteers, mainly parents of children with special needs together with the sports development officer at South Northamptonshire Council.
DISC Chairman Dean Dixon said: "I'm immensely proud that the club has had its accreditation renewed.
"A big thanks to Chris for all her work on this and also to Felicity Howlett at Northamptonshire Sport for her support and advice.
"We hope to develop and grow DISC in the future so that more people can take part in sport."
Councillor Rosie Herring, SNC's portfolio holder for community engagement and wellbeing said: "DISC offers people with a disability the opportunity to participate in sport in a friendly and supportive environment.
"We are very fortunate to have such an excellent club as DISC in south Northants."
DISC meets each first and third Sunday of each month at Towcester Centre for Leisure from 3-5pm and typically offers sports such as sitting volleyball, trampolining, archery and swimming and much more. The friendly team of volunteers and professionally-trained coaches openly welcome disabled children and adults to come along with their families to join the fun.