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In Sport: Women and Girls

Disability Sport NI will be a delivery partner for the exciting new project In Sport: Women and Girls, funded by Department for Communities through Sport NI.

To encourage more women to get involved in sport and active recreation, Disability Sport NI will be running activity sessions and informative workshops as well as offering opportunities to spectate at key women's sporting events this summer.

The FitHer Programme

This is a free programme for females with disabilities and their friends. FitHer programmes will be happening in different venues across Northern Ireland for eight weeks, beginning September 2017. Activities may include boxercise, circuits, spinning, pilates, aerobics, multi-sports and dance. All sessions will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the participants, who are welcome to bring along a family member, carer or friend.
Further details will follow soon.

My Sport, My Story

This is a two hour workshop developed to inspire young females to get involved in physical activty. It will explore reasons why people take part in sport and physical activity, barriers and solutions to participation for females and offer an opportunity to try various disability sports. The session will highlight how local females with a disability got involved in sport and active recreation and a key speaker will tell their story. Key speakers may include local female athletes Kelly Gallagher or Claire Taggart.

This workshop is available to schools at no cost, however we do ask that it is a female audience. The school can decide upon which year group or class they would like to nominate for the workshop, however it may be most beneficial to young females who are not sporty and are difficult to engage in PE. 

There are a limited number available so if you would like to enquire or book, please contact Patricia O'Neill on poneill@dsni.co.uk.

Female Spectators

Disability Sport NI is offering thirty complimentary special access and companion tickets for the opening ceromony of the UEFA Ladies U19 Tournament in WIndsor Park Stadium on 8th August at 7pm. 

Disability Sport NI will also be offering a limited number of special access and companion tickets for the Semi-Final Day of Women’s Rugby World Cup in the Kingspan Stadium on 22nd August. 

To encourage more people with disabilities to attend female sporting events, we are delighted to offer these free of charge. The tickets will be allocated on a first come basis and once they are gone i am afraid we will have to close this scheme. To apply for tickets or find out more please e-mail Patricia O'Neill on poneill@dsni.co.uk.

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