Within Denbighshire there are currently existing clubs and provisions offering a variety of sporting activities for disabled people, ranging from Swimming and Trampolining to Wheelchair Basketball and Triathlon
If you are a coach or volunteer there is also the UK Disability Inclusion Training Course (UK DIT) which is currently available in Wales, courses run several times over the year so please contact me for upcoming dates.
In order to help support clubs deliver good quality sessions Disability Sport Wales have introduced insport. insport is a four tiered (Ribbon, Bronze, Silver and Gold) identification and accreditation process which any sports club can go through to show they are committed to providing and delivering inclusive sport. If you are a mainstream club providing inclusive sport already or would like to then please contact me.
If you would like more information on what opportunities are available across Denbighshire then please contact Brett Jones Disability Sport and Community Sport Officer through our contact us page.
Denbighshire Leisure’s ‘Bikeability’ programme is based around cycling road safety and is aimed at teaching young people (10-11 years) the fundamental knowledge and skills required to ride safely on the road.
Our delivery consists of two levels; Level 1, which is carried out on the school playground in ‘non-traffic’ conditions and allows instructors to assess certain skills and in particular a young person’s bike balance, ride speed and general comfortability when cycling. If a young person manages to display all the essential skills necessary to ride in an efficient and safe manner, then they will progress onto the next level.
Level 2 is training carried out on the road. All riding in level 2 has the potential for possible changes to traffic conditions at any given time, therefore all the skills practiced in level 1(e.g. rear shoulder checks, pedal power, braking, signalling,) are regularly used in level 2 to allow riders to gain confidence and familiarise themselves with road cycling scenarios.
A very active and fun programme for young people to take part in, Bikeability training is currently offered to primary schools for year 6 pupils. If your school is interested in the Bikeability programme, then please contact our Bikeability team via our contact us page.
The 5×60 programme gives secondary school pupils the opportunity to ‘have their say’ and choose which sports they would like to take part in, whether it’s dodgeball, cheerleading, netball or another activity.
5×60 officers or AYP Officers work with pupils, teachers, and even parents to find out which activities they are interested in and, if possible, arrange a timetable to give the pupils’ the opportunity to take part in the activity they have chosen.
These activities can take place before school, during their lunch and after school. The activities will mainly target individuals that do not participate in sport or who are in danger of losing interest.
There are 5×60 officers at the following schools, and you can follow their programmes on the DLLActive Twitter page:
Denbighshire Primary schools play a vital role in getting young people active and putting in place the building blocks for a lifelong enjoyment of sport. Through curricular and extra-curricular sport, there should be opportunities throughout the school day for participation.
Denbighshire Active Communities support programmes to achieve Physical Literacy, such as Play to Learn and Dragon Multi-Skills & Sport, and primary festivals that ultimately links schools sport with sport in the local community.
We deliver the Bronze Young Ambassadors programme, which has developed an army of young leaders across Wales help plan, support and deliver sport within their schools.
Contact your local Dragon Sport Co-ordinator to discuss ideas and receive resources to support teachers and school staff in the primary phase and for extra-curricular sport in primary schools.
Also, every two years we collect data on sports participation in local schools through our School Sport Survey.
Every Denbighshire cluster arrange various sporting festivals and events to accompany extra-curricular school clubs. Some are fun festivals where pupils come and try a sport and learn the rules and others are events which the winners would qualify to a Denbighshire final, with the chance to represent Denbighshire in North Wales and beyond.
Every term will concentrate on certain sports, with dates and locations being discussed in Denbighshire Primary Cluster meetings.
Across Denbighshire there are more than 200 local clubs, many run by volunteers, offering a wide range of opportunities for adults and/or children to get involved in sport. If you would like information on a club in your area, are looking to take up a particular sport, or would just like to become more active, please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page. The Active Communities team work closely with many local clubs and will be able to provide further information and contact details.