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Adapted Sports and Activities

Adapted Sports and Activities
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Adapted Sports and Activities

We work very closely with local clubs and organisations to offer a variety of inclusive sporting activities

These clubs and organisations offer exciting opportunities to participate in activities such as Frame Football, Table Cricket and Boccia

ADAPTED SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

Race Running / Frame Running

  • Anyone can run! Frame Running also known as Race Running is an innovative sport for people with a physical disability who have impaired balance and may not be able to functionally run. This sport can be enjoyed by any age.
  • The Frame Runner trike is a custom built three-wheeled mobility frame.
  • The runner is fully supported by a saddle and leans against a chest support, propelling themselves forward by their feet (one or both), while using the hands and/or arms to steer.
  • Participating in Frame Running provides each individual the freedom to move and run in a supported and balanced way without a walker, wheelchair or similar device.
  • Frame Running is a liberating sport for those who have impaired balance, for example cerebral palsy, brain injury, high leg amputations, and many other balance impairments.
  • In 2022 we plan to offer an introductory "have-a-go" Frame Running Club after school at Chamwell.
  • Gloucester Race Running Dragons is held on Sundays at Gloucester Athletic Club, Blackbridge at 11am. Follow the Facebook page for live updates.
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Race Running / Frame Running
ADAPTED SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

Frame Football and Power Chair Football

In partnership with Goals Beyond Grass we deliver Frame Football and Power Chair Football sessions - currently on Wednesday afternoons 4pm - 5:30pm. We have plans for more opportunities for children and adults to participate.

Frame Football is an adaptation of football developed specifically to meet the needs of footballers who require the use of a frame or K walker.

The benefits of playing Frame Football include:

  • Physiotherapy and exercise through sport
  • Improved health by participating in regular physical activity
  • Participation in a team sport with players of similar abilities
  • Learn team and individual Frame Football skills
  • Focus on ability not disability

Frame Football and Power Chair Football
Adapted Sports and Activities

Super 1’s Cricket

Working in partnership with Lord’s Taverners and Gloucestershire Cricket Board we will bring Super 1’s cricket to Chamwell in 2022.

Super 1’s creates community cricket hubs where young people can receive coaching and give participants the chance to compete against their peers and enjoy the benefits of playing sport.

Super 1s provides the opportunity to overcome loneliness through regular competitive sport – which in turn helps young people realise their potential.

It improves their physical and mental well-being, giving a sense of belonging as they make friends and gain skills for life such as confidence and independence.

Competitive sports give participants a true sense of achievement on and off the field.

Super 1’s Cricket
Adapted Sports and Activities

Table Cricket

Table cricket is an adapted version of cricket, played on a table tennis table and specially designed to give young people with a disability the chance to play and compete in the sport we all love.

There are different scoring zones around the table and, just like in regular cricket, fielders have to be carefully positioned to prevent runs or to get the batter out.

Teams of six take it in turn to bowl or bat using a ramp to deliver the ball. The batter scores by hitting the ball into the scoring zones, avoiding the fielders if they can!

Table cricket has been shown to:

  • Develop teamwork and social skills among players
  • Help coordination and cognitive skills
  • It enables young people to understand tactics and develop as part of team.

Some young volunteers go onto to get involved in coaching and umpiring – for them table cricket helps to develop self-confidence and leadership skills.

Table Cricket
Adapted Sports and Activities

Boccia

The sport of Olympians! Chamwell’s own Boccia club started in the summer of 2021 (generously supported by the charity Sense) initially as a trial, but the response has been so positive we are planning to continue the club.  We are lucky to have local Boccia Champion Archie Eaton as our lead coach for the sessions.

Boccia (pronounced 'Bot-cha') is a Paralympic sport introduced in 1984

Players throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball

It is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function

Our Boccia Club runs on Saturdays from 2pm – 3:30pm. We request a contribution of £4 each session attended.

Boccia

Explore our Facilities

Multi-Use Area

Multi-Use Area

Our multi-use area is used to host youth clubs and indoor activities during the evenings and weekends. We are looking to host acting, music and other social activities and clubs. The area can also be used as a conference and training room.

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Rebound Therapy & Trampolining

Rebound Therapy & Trampolining

A full sized floor level therapy trampoline is invaluable for non-ambulant as well as able-bodied users.

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Specialist physiotherapists, qualified in aquatic therapy will prescribe and monitor programmes in the pool. Family members and carers will be offered training to support aquatic therapy and the use of changing facilities and hoists.

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Chamwell Centre Community Cafe

Chamwell Centre Community Cafe

The Chamwell Centre Community Café caters for visitors to the Centre and the local community, offering delicious hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day.

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Interactive Climbing Wall

Interactive Climbing Wall

Accessible to all by overhead hoists or from wheelchairs and standers, the climbing wall hand and foot holds light up to lead users into exciting climbs and games.

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Pied Piper Playground

Pied Piper Playground

The playground is suitable for all abilities. A sports area has been created for wheelchair rugby, football and basketball, in addition to Race Running. The improved campus layout enhances safety and access to the school.

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Help us to maintain our facilities

The Chamwell Centre was built entirely by charitable funding and will rely on the generosity of the public, businesses and charitable trusts to continue its work and to ensure that children and adults in Gloucestershire can enjoy its facilities.

How you can help:

Volunteering

Making a single donation or regular giving

Organising a fundraising event

Remembering The Chamwell Centre in your will