New sports club launched

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A SPORTS club for dis­abled young­sters has been launched by Hilling­don Coun­cil.

The free club, based at the West Dray­ton Young Peo­ple’s Cen­tre, in Har­mondsworth Road, is open on Wed­nes­days from 7pm to 9pm. It is funded by Sport Eng­land and run by Dis­abil­ity Sports Coach.

Judo, ath­let­ics, boc­cia, goal­ball, sit­ting volleyball and fenc­ing are among the sports on of­fer at the club, which is open to those aged 11 and older.

Coun­cil­lor Dou­glas Mills, cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­nity, com­merce and re­gen­er­a­tion, said: “This is a fan­tas­tic ad­di­tion to the bor­ough and I would en­cour­age any young per­son with dis­abil­i­ties who lives lo­cally to come along. As well as help­ing to im­prove fit­ness and well­be­ing, reg­u­lar attendance will help to build con­fi­dence, forge new friend­ships and show young peo­ple where their sport­ing tal­ents lie.”

The coun­cil also runs a dis­abil­ity sports club for those aged be­tween eight and 19 at Queens­mead Sports Cen­tre, in South Ruis­lip, in term time.

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