The initiative, set up on the back of the London Paralympic Games, allows those with disabilities to engage in an active, social event within the community every Friday in the run up to Easter.
The group sessions are held in both Wolverhampton and Walsall. In Wolverhampton, the sessions take place at the University’s sports hall on the City Campus while the sessions in Walsall are hosted at the sports centre on the Walsall Campus.
Hannah Dingley, lecturer in sports coaching at the University, said: “It was really important to build on the legacy of last year’s Olympic and Paralympic games, particularly in regards to establishing initiatives involving those in the local community. These coaching sessions provide a chance for our first year students to actively engage with the public and to adopt positions of responsibility, both experiences that will help them over the course of their degrees.”
For more information on the scheme please contact Hannah Dingley in the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure on 01902 323087.
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Date Issued: Wednesday, 6 March 2013