Welcome to the Vale of Glamorgan's page on the Disability Sport Wales Website.
My name is Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Vale of Glamorgan. I am based in the Leisure and Tourism Department at Vale of Glamorgan Council. Within Vale of Glamorgan there are currently existing clubs and provisions offering a variety of sporting activities for disabled people, ranging from bowls, karate, gymnastics to tennis.
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 please contact me. Look out for the insport logo that highlights some of the most inclusive sports clubs across Wales.
I update the website on a weekly basis with news, events and up and coming courses to please check regularly!
Events in your area
NEW DISABILITY SWIMMING ACADEMY
A new disability swimming academy has started in Barry Leisure Centre taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6pm - 7.30pm and Sundays 11am - 12.30pm.
The sessions are aimed at swimmers who can swim at least 50m in a recognised stroke and want to take part in a competitive training environment.
If you would like more information please contact Jenny Hunt on 01446 403000
Emulate the Paralympic Archers and try out at your local club
Caerau Dragon Bowmen are an archery club in the Vale who are very open to disabled people joining their club and taking part in competitions.
They train at St Richard Gwyn High School in Barry every Friday 6.30pm - 8pm
All the equipment is supplied so please feel free to turn up and try Archery.
Andrew Ellis is the contact for the club on 02920 598062 or 07531 217769
News in your area
Women Runners Penarth
Following on from the Paralympics if anyone is interested in taking up running Womens Runners Penarth are a great option. They have numerous runs each week that cater for different levels of runners.
They have sessions for all levels and their members are very encouraging to new members who have different ability and fitness levels.
Please contact the club first before attending so they can give you a timetable of their runs and the routes. The contact is Erika Fitzgibbon : 07870 796322 or firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact Simon Jones (DSW Officer) on 01446 704728
Swimability Lessons @ Penarth Leisure Centre
Swimability lessons have INCREASED :
Swimability Lessons for children with disabilities aged 16 years and under. These lessons will run all year and be charged at current swimming lesson prices.
Classes available to date:
PENARTH LEISURE CENTRE - Starting on December 5th 2011
Monday Levels 5-7 @ 6.30pm - 7pm
Friday Levels 1-4 @ 6.30pm - 7pm
BARRY LEISURE CENTRE
Monday Levels 1–3 @ 5.45pm - 6.15pm
Thursdays Levels 4-6 @ 5.45pm - 6.15pm
1-1 lessons also available - priced accordingly
Please phone Simon Jones DSWDO on 01446 704728
or contact the leisure centres direct on 01446 403000