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The Inclusive Sport & Leisure Initiative

The Inclusive Sport & Leisure Initiative (in Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon).

Disability Sport NI has partnered with Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council to deliver the Sport Northern Ireland funded Inclusive Sport & Leisure Initiative. 

The aims of the project are to: 

  • Support leisure centres to improve access for people with a disability
  • Support the development and long term sustainabiltiy of exisiting sports and leisure programmes for people with disabilities
  • Support facilities to build capacity through providing staff training and mentoring
  • Support the development and promote inclusive sports clubs
  • Provide information and advice services
  • Identify, train and develop volunteers to support inclusive sports clubs

Disability Sport NI has established working partnerships with a range of voluntary and statutory organisations to deliver a programme of sport and active recreation sessions. Partnership organisations include the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, local schools, sports clubs and youth clubs. 

Programmes include:  

  • Craigavon Boccia Club
  • Richill Activity Porgramme
  • Inclusive Summer Schemes
  • Disability Gym Programme. 
  • Schools calendar of events.
  • DCD Activ8 Wildcats Multi-Skills club. 
  • The Monday Club For People With Disabilities. 
  • Craigavon Cyclones Wheelchair Basketball club. 

For further information please contact Disability Sport NI, Inclusive Sport & Leisure Officer Colleen Connolly.
Mobile: 07769 250885 
Email: colleenconnolly@dsni.co.uk  
Address: Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Craigavon BT66 6NJ 

Click Here to find out more about Craigavon Leisure Centre on the Craigavon Borough Council website. 

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