SASP is committed to increasing the range of opportunities in disability sports in Somerset. This currently a wide range of sports. In addition to this SASP also facilitates many events throughout the year. SASP also works closely with Disability/Inclusion officers from National Governing Bodies and clubs within county who offer inclusive or dedicated sports sessions.
SOMERSET APACHE STEALERS
Regular multi sports session across Somerset which are open to all abilities & disabilities. Somerset Apache Stealers are affiliated to Special Olympics GB and offer people with a learning disability the opportunity to acquire new skills, try new sports and the opportunity to take part in competition as well as regular sporting sessions.
FOCUS MAINSTREAM SPORTS
Currently there a several regular sporting opportunities either led or supported by SASP within Somerset either in a dedicated session or an inclusive club in a variety of sports. These sports include – Wheelchair Basketball, football, cricket, Boccia, Bowls, Tennis, Sailing, Athletics, Swimming.
LATEST NEWS - Rob Womack - Paralympian success at Somerset County Championship
Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club has excellent disability provision and is able to offer disabled athletes access to all events, in addition all open competitions are fully inclusive. This year disabled athletes travelled to the Somerset County champs from as far Essex, Kent & Wales, with many Paralympians amongst them. London 2012 bronze winner Rob Womack was overjoyed to smash a longstanding British record in the F55 Seated Discus with a throw of over 35m, this record was set at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Many of the athletes who had travelled considerable distances to compete at Yeovil congratulated the county on the facilities, and high quality officials at the event. They also expressed how much they enjoyed being part of a fully inclusive competition which is not a regular opportunity for them.
English Federation of Disability Sport is the national body for disabled people in sport and physical activity throughout England. The charity aims to increase opportunities at all levels of participation.
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