Crawley Wellbeing is on the lookout for new members for two of its disability sports groups and will be holding free sessions for people to have a go before they sign up.
Moving Barriers and Wheels for Wellbeing aim to make sports activities more accessible for children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.
Both of the groups are holding a free taster session for potential new members. The free Moving Barriers session will take place on September 14 and the one for Wheels for Wellbeing will be held on September 21.
Moving Barriers enables young people aged between eight and 25 to get active, take part in team games and meet new friends. Whatever their age, ability or level of competitiveness there is a variety of sports and activities available to suit everyone.
The sessions, which have been running for more than 10 years, take place on Fridays between 6pm and 7pm in the main hall of K2 Crawley. The group is run as a partnership between Crawley Borough Council (CBC), The Golden Lion Children’s Trust and other volunteers who have disabilities themselves.
Wheels for Wellbeing, for those aged eight and upwards, focuses on making cycling accessible for all abilities. A range of two wheeled and specially adapted bikes are available and qualified leaders are on hand to make cycling in Crawley a safe and healthy option for everyone.
The CBC project is funded by West Sussex County Council’s Aiming High for Disabled Children scheme. Sessions take place on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the inclusive BMX track in Cherry Lane.
Cllr Duncan Crow, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “Exercise and sport play an important part in mental and physical wellbeing, so it is important that activities in Crawley are made accessible for all abilities.
“These groups are excellent examples of how this is being done and the free taster sessions will give people the opportunity to see how the groups could benefit them.”
For more information, contact the Crawley Wellbeing team on 01293 585350 or visit www.crawley.gov.uk/disabilitysport