Cobblers join council to show sport is open to all

Representatives from Northampton Town Football in the Community trust will be in Towcester this month to help show exercise is open to everyone.

Published: Monday, 21st May 2018

On Sunday, 27 May South Northamptonshire Council will be showcasing a range of sports for disabled people at Towcester Centre for Leisure between 1pm and 5pm.

Cllr Karen Cooper, SNC’s portfolio holder for wellbeing, said: “As a council it is one of our priorities to make it possible for people to lead healthy lives, and that means all people.

“We’re very proud of our track record; the Disability Inclusive Sports Club (DISC) was set by the council 10 years ago and now prospers independently with some support from our sports development officer who’s been involved from the beginning.

“We hope a whole new set of families will join us on the 27th to find out about DISC and get a taste of some exciting activities.”

Football sessions will be delivered by Northampton Town FC Football in the Community which works with people with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities and also runs a structured player development programme.

The timetable also includes: archery, martial arts, new age kurling, trampolining, boccia, tennis, badminton, swimming, golf, football, aqua Zumba, and gymnastics.

Taster sessions will be delivered by the Northants Disability Tennis Network, Coaching Northants, Legacy Leisure, Towcester Aikido Club, Silverstone Golf Club and all staff are training and DBS checked.

There event is open to anyone with a disability and their families and there is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information email leisure.sport@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 322337.