02 Oct Barnet Vrs WWFC programme news
Good afternoon Chairboys fans, and welcome to today’s home fixture against Barnet FC. We wish you all a pleasant afternoon here at Adams Park.
In today’s WWSET programme notes we would like to take the opportunity to share with you an exciting upcoming expansion of one of WWSET’s community programmes known as “Get Active” which provides leisure opportunities for adults with physical and learning disabilities.
The Get Active programme was originally started by Leap, the Buckinghamshire County Sports Partnership organisation, and its primary aim was to support adults with physical and learning disabilities to be more active. Sessions delivering activities such as football, multi-sports, rounders and dance, all of which focus on building the physical skills of individuals and boosting their confidence in using local community sports provision, have been run in partnership with local leisure providers over the past 2 years.
Since September 2016 WWSET has been delivering a Monday morning football session at Wycombe Leisure Centre on behalf of Leap and as part of the Get Active programme. Following the success of this session, which is led by WWSET’s Social Inclusion manager Aqeel Akram, we were approached by Leap and asked to consider taking over the running of two additional Get Active multi-sports clubs, one based in Chesham and the other in Stoke Mandeville.
Considering that providing sports participation opportunities and improving the health of people in and around High Wycombe are central to WWSET’s charitable aims, we didn’t think twice about accepting!
SET recognise that sport and physical activity play a powerful role in the lives of people with disabilities, and with Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire being the birthplace of the Paralympics, WWSET have an unprecedented opportunity to inspire people with disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity, as well as increasing their levels of social interaction and realising the multiple benefits that this can bring.
To date, more than 250 adults with learning disabilities have access sport and physical activity sessions linked to the project, and WWSET is certainly hopeful that these numbers will increase going forward due to the new sessions we shall be delivered beginning in October 2017.
Aqeel had this to say about the new sessions:
“Delivering the existing Monday morning Get Active session over the past year has been brilliant. The participants who attend thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to get together with each other and judging by the amount of laughter and smiles they all seem to have a great time. I’m really looking forward to beginning the new sessions and thank Leap for the opportunity.”
The exact details of the sessions WWSET will be delivered can be seen below but should you require any more information please feel free to call the WWSET office on 01494 455734, or email email@example.com.
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Wycombe Leisure Centre Sports Hall
Cost: £4 per session (1st session free)
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Chesham Leisure Centre Sports Hall
Cost: £4.50 per session
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Stoke Mandeville Stadium Sports Hall
Cost: £4.50 per session
Finally WWSET would also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you and happy birthday to one of our incredible volunteers, Elaine Cooper.
Elaine hosts WWSET’s amazing matchday mascot experience, and has done for a number of years. Each and every home fixture Elaine shares her invaluable knowledge of the club to everybody who is privileged enough to be part of her fun mascot tour of Adams Park, and she ensures that everybody gets a true behind-the-scenes view of the club.
Elaine is hugely committed to ensuring that every mascot has a fantastic experience and her engaging personality and brilliant sense of humour are the reason that we receive so many emails from people commending her on the job that she does.
So again we would like to not only say a big happy birthday but also say a massive thank you to Elaine; a hugely valued member our Wycombe Family!
So, all that’s left to say now is enjoy today’s match, and C’MON THE CHAIRBOYS!