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Access Sport helping disadvantaged and disabled young people

Colse Leungnews
Access Sport helping disadvantaged and disabled young people
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Recently, Access Sport were invited to share about what they do on the Midweek Sportscast at BCFM Radio.

Access Sport are an award winning charity that aim to transform lives through the power of sport. Using sport as an anchor, Access Sport helps disadvantaged and disabled young people to achieve their full potential. Access Sport builds thriving community sports clubs led by inspirational local volunteers. These clubs provide life-changing opportunities for hard to reach young people whilst creating a positive and permanent resource within the community. The two key programmes in Bristol are the Disability Inclusion Programme and the Making Trax Programme.

The Disability Inclusion Programme engages and supports community sports clubs in Bristol to have a disability inclusive section of their club or to ensure that their mainstream sessions are inclusive to all. Current clubs in Bristol include Bristol Inclusive Thrillseekers, St Ursula’s Badminton Club and Windmill Hill City Farm.

The Making Trax Programme aims to make youth cycling exciting and accessible by developing five community bike tracks and five volunteer led community bike clubs in five more deprived areas of Bristol. The facilities are open access and the club sessions have all equipment included to ensure that the sessions can be accessible to all. The programme aims to show the importance of cycling and physical activity as a key life skill. The clubs are currently in Lawrence Weston, Hillfields and Hartcliffe.

For more information have a look on the website, www.accesssport.co.uk or contact Lucy Fisher lucy.fisher@accesssport.co.uk