Deaf News: Sense partners with Tottenham Hotspur to offer sports training for deafblind young people

Posted on January 25, 2017



National disability charity, Sense has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the charitable arm of the football club, to deliver a series of accessible sports sessions for young people with sight impairments and deafness and those with complex needs.

The sessions take place at Barnet and Southgate College, Learning Disability Centre of Excellence from 18.00-19.00 every Monday until the 27th February.

The sessions are free to attend and open to anyone aged 14 and over with a visual impairment or deafness, although places are limited. It aims to encourage young people to increase their participation in sports by giving attendees the chance to try a range of inclusive sports, including hockey, tennis, football and cricket.

The sessions have been made possible following a grant of £424,958 from Sport England which was awarded to Sense to increase opportunities for people with deafblindness to participate in sport and physical activity through its ‘Sporting Sense’ project.

London is one of the areas that the project will focus on, with Sense delivering a number of activities across the region from now until May 2018.  The project will influence the development and delivery of local physical activity plans, which will include working alongside deafblind people. 

Taylor Huxster, Regional Sports Coordinator at Sense said: “Participation in sport has significant physical, mental and emotional benefits, but unfortunately people with deafblindness encounter barriers accessing it. The multisports sessions provide attendees with the opportunity to try different sports made accessible for people.”

Parents, families and carers are welcome to attend the sessions which take place every Monday until the 27th February from 18.00 until 19.00, at Learning Disability Centre of Excellence, Southgate Campus, Southgate High St, Southgate, London, N14 6BS. Places are limited.

For more information or to book a place, those who wish to attend should get in touch with the Taylor Huxster atTaylor.huxster@sense.org.uk or call 020 7014 9365.

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