Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Disability Sports Equipment Launch and Taster Day

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Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Disability Sports Equipment Launch and Taster Day

02 November 2017

Disability Sports Hubí encourages adults and children to become more active


Over 50 people recently attended a ‘Disability Sports Hub’ taster session held in Brownlow Community Hub – with adults and children all enjoying trying out the wide range of brand new equipment on offer.

This project was launched recently across all council areas by Disability Sport NI and funded by Department for Communities via Sport Northern Ireland. This event was organised by Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council with participants attending from across the borough.

The new equipment on offer includes twelve sports wheelchairs, one rugby wheelchair, three track chairs, five hand cycles, four tandem bikes, three trikes, three boccia sets and one sensory activity pack.

This session was arranged to give people with a disability the opportunity to try out the new equipment and learn how they can use it on a regular basis to help increase their activity levels. A lot of the equipment is for outdoor use, giving you the perfect excuse to get out and get active in the fresh air!

The trikes, tandems and hand cycles are available to hire from Craigavon Water Sports Centre for a charge of £3 per session, during normal opening hours, for use in Craigavon City Park only.  Family or friends can also hire standard bikes (£8 adult and £6 under 17). 

To book these bikes or for further information, please contact Craigavon Golf and Ski on 028 3832 6606 or email golfskiwatersports@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

The Sports Development team will also be organising a range of programmes and events using the new equipment. If you are interested in wheelchair basketball, Boccia, cycling programmes or any other disability sport please call Colleen or Ryan in Council’s Sports Development Team on 028 3831 1690.
 

A group image from the hub launch

2. Colleen Connolly, Disability Sport NI, Julie Wilson, Daryl Cupples and Cllr Declan McAlinden, Chair of the Leisure Services Committee giving wheelchair basketball a go.

Colleen Connolly, Disability Sport NI, Julie Wilson, Daryl Cupples and Cllr Declan McAlinden, Chair of the Leisure Services Committee.

5. Julie Wilson testing her speed on the track chair with advice from Aubrey Bingham, Disability Sport NI

Julie Wilson testing her speed on the track chair with advice from Aubrey Bingham, Disability Sport NI.

Christine Weir on the hand cycle with Julie Black.

Christine Weir on the hand cycle with Julie Black.

Alex Girvan and Linda getting ready to set off on the tandem

Alex Girvan and Linda getting ready to set off on the tandem.

Joshua Doyle whizzing round on a hand cycle.

Joshua Doyle whizzing round on a hand cycle.


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