People with learning disabilities will be provided with regular sport activities thanks to a new project launched at the K2.
Regular sessions of table tennis, boccia, badminton, swimming, football and handball and other sports will be provided to people with disabilities in Crawley thanks to a new project called Sport For All.
The project, run by Outreach 3 Way - an Ifield based charity for people with disabilities and autism - was launched at the leisure centre.
Many people attended to try out free taster sessions including the Mayor and Mayoress of Crawley, Bob and Brenda Burgess.
Outreach 3 Way is the Mayor’s chosen charity for the year.
The project is a partnership between Outreach 3 Way, Grace Eyre Foundation, Freedom leisure, Active Sussex, Special Olympics and England Badminton and it will be funded by Sport England.
Bob Leeves, Outreach 3 Way’s sports and leisure manager, said: “This is an exciting project which will encourage more people with learning disabilities involved in regular sport.
“It is fantastic to be able to offer more sports for people, enabling them to learn new skills, socialise and gain confidence.”
The charity’s new sport and leisure development officer, Kiri Baxter will be co-ordinating the Sport For All activities on a day-to-day basis.
Outreach 3 Way will be provide the new activities in West Sussex.
To find out more about the project visit www.outreach3way.org/sport-and-leisure