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Successful First Multi Sports Club Session

10 September 2014

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The first session of the Chesterfield FC Community Trust's new multi sports club was held last night and enjoyed by the children who attended.

Activities and education officer Michael Noon helped organise the initial club session and was thrilled with the way it had gone. 

He said: "During the session we focused on sitting volleyball and table cricket and all the kids that came looked like they really had a great time.

"We're planning on playing a couple of different sports each week, so the kids get a rounded knowledge of lots of different sports open to children with disabilities."

Initially, the club is running on a weekly basis, but if interest is high enough then further sessions will be arranged.

Noon said: "Yesterday seven kids came along and if we're able to encourage more people to attend the club then we'll be able to put on more than one session a week."

While the club is targeted at children with disabilities, all people are invited to join the club and get involved with the activities.

Noon said: "The sessions are aimed at children with disabilities aged from 5-16 years-old to come along and take part. 

"It's not just for children with disabilities though, they're more than welcome to bring their brothers, sisters or friends along, as well as their parents. That makes for a good environment for the activities."

The multi sports club has been further helped by local organisational support.

Noon explained: "We've managed to get some funding from North Derbyshire Disability Sports Network and this will help us buy further equipment. 

"Over the next few weeks we'll be buying boccia balls and other new things so that each week the kids can come down and try the different sports and get as much information about them as they can.

"Next week we're going to focus on boccia and tennis or table tennis, the sessions are all based on fun and the kids really enjoy themselves."

The multi sport club runs from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday evenings and cost £2 per session.

For further information, please contact the Chesterfield FC Community Trust by phoning 01246264030 or emailing activities@chesterfield-fc.co.uk.


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