Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games under starter’s orders

24 April 2012, 09:52

The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age and the inaugural event is due to begin start in just a few days time in the Olympic Park and other venues.

From Sunday 6th May until Wednesday 9th May, the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting which not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.

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Teaching Disability Sport

24 December 2010, 09:39

Originally published as Inclusion Through Sports, this new edition places greater emphasis on preparing future PE teachers to use disability sport in their programmes.

Teaching Disability Sport: A Guide for Physical Educators, is loaded with five new chapters, more than 200 games and skills, and everything that both student and practicing teachers need to plan and implement sport-skill related lessons as part of an inclusive physical education programme.

It offers instruction on the various aspects of disability sport, how to teach it and how to improve programming for students, regardless of ability or disability.

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Learn more about wheelchair sport

9 June 2010, 14:49

As a five minute online search will testify, people who use wheelchairs have a greater opportunity than ever before to be physically active.

Scientific research continues to refine knowledge about maximizing training for those with spinal cord injuries while cutting-edge adaptive technology continues to afford more innovative and efficient movement possibilities.

As a result opportunities for recreation and sport for athletes at all levels, from novice to expert, continue to expand worldwide.

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GB wheelchair sport is just champion

9 June 2010, 14:05

Following on from their recent success at May’s Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, the GB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team are hoping for similar success at the upcoming World Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

The tournament will see 12 men’s and 10 women’s teams compete in the most important and biggest wheelchair basketball event before the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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3,000 new after school Olympic sport clubs

17 March 2010, 14:36

Teenagers across the UK are to get the chance to join one of 3,000 new after school clubs offering Olympic and Paralympic sports, Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has announced.

Six million pounds of Government and Lottery money is being invested to create a network of new after school clubs in secondary schools and colleges across England.

The clubs will give young people of all abilities the opportunity to play a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports – badminton, boccia, fencing, handball, table tennis, volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

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