A NEW sports club for youngsters with disabilities has launched in March.
The multi-sports club has been set up by Fendis and will run weekly at Neale-Wade Sports Centre.
It is a chance for youngsters aged between six and 18 to learn a sport and take part in team games, without fear of being left out or isolated.
Chairman of Fendis, Sue James, said: “They will be offered the opportunity to take part in football, curling, cricket, basketball and more. The idea is to get them more involved in teamwork. It’s particularly good for autistic children.”
The sessions, which run from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Tuesdays, are also open to parents and siblings for no extra charge.
The main coach at the club is Mark Spinks, who has learning and physical disabilities himself.
Sue said: “Mark is a wonderful role model. He’s very inspirational and terrific with the children. Nobody says to him, ‘I can’t do that.’”
Mark is helped by several other coaches and assistants who will work with the youngsters and get them playing together.
The sports club has been developed and funded with a grant from Roddons Housing Association’s £300,000 Community Funding pot. The Community Fund supports local organisations with tackling unemployment and raising skills in the Fenland community.
• Sessions run from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Neale Wade Sports Centre in March. Cost £2.50.