Charity Aims to Help People With Learning Difficulties Through Sport

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A charity has highlighted the reduced life expectancy of people with learning difficulties and called for action through sport to help improve their health and fitness. Special Olympics Great Britain organises year-round sport for people with learning, or intellectual, disabilities. The charity believes that encouraging them to engage in sport can not only help to […]

RFU hoping to generate a legacy from the World Cup

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It’s been over a week now since the Rugby Union World Cup final, where New Zealand became the first team to retain the Web Ellis trophy. The tournament will live long in the memory of Rugby Union fans the world over for its wonderful matches and magical moments, including Bryan Habana equalling the World Cup […]

Disabled People Invited To Join Free Fitness Instructor Course At Brentwood Leisure Centre

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  InstructAbility, a multi award winning project joins forces with Brentwood Leisure Centre to offer disabled people a FREE opportunity to become qualified fitness instructors. A few months ago Brentwood Leisure Centre provided a voluntary placement for InstructAbility student, Sam Brooker. Sam has subsequently been offered some paid work and the opportunity to gain further […]

Southend Soccability: A League of their Own

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Do you know anyone interested in football? Are you a footie fan who wants to do more than stand on the side lines? When it comes to providing opportunities for people with disabilities or special needs, Southend Soccability are in a league of their own and are urging more people to join its inclusive team. […]

A Day to Remember at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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The Games set out to inspire a generation and, with a record number of athletes and spectators, they appeared to have fulfilled their promise. DG writer Catherine Ridge visits the Olympic Park on the final day of the Paralympics to mingle with crowds in a packed arena for the last event: the 7-a-side Football Final. […]

The Paralympics – inspiration and therapy for PTSD

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After the success of the Olympics, we’re now enjoying the Paralympic games when athletes with a variety of disabilities get their opportunity to go for gold. It’s an incredible source of inspiration for millions across the world, as the contenders demonstrate achievement against adversity. Some of the athletes are ex-soldiers wounded by war, and what […]

GB’s Jonnie Peacock runs fastest 100m in Paralympic Games history to take gold

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Crowds chanted, “Peacock, Peacock” in celebration after the 19-year-old world record holder smashed his own record to finish in 10.90 seconds in the T44 100m on Thursday evening. American Richard Browne finished second, with South Africa’s Arnu Fourie third and Oscar Pistorius fourth. Pistorius, who won silver in the 200m and gold in the 4x100m, […]

Simmonds smashes record to secure gold for ParaGB

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Crowds went wild in the Aquatics Centre on Day Three of the London 2012 Paralympic Games when 17-year-old Ellie Simmonds triumphed in her 400m Freestyle – S6 battle against Victoria Arlen and broke the USA athlete’s world record by more than five seconds. The pair were neck-and-neck going into the final turn with the Briton […]