For the past several years Milford Haven Squash Club have been working with people with a learning disability at Milford Haven Leisure Centre the clubs aims are to help improve the number of people with a learning disability choosing to lead an active lifestyle and take part in sport and physical activity. sessions Designed for people with a learning disability, friends and family, carers and support workers, it provides opportunities to take part in a new sport becoming physical active.
Coach, Pete Crook at Meads Squash Club commented
“The sessions are the highlight of my week, seeing the participates achieve whilst learning a new sport is priceless, as a coach I get as much from the activity as they do, as they achieve learning new skills so I learn new skills to help me grow in my own role as a coach I am very proud to be involved in and of our commitment to developing and supporting wider participation in our sport. This programme creates opportunities for people to participate in sport and become physically active, the focus being on Fun and have a go.”
We at Squash Wales are delighted to see Meads Squash Club have been awarded the Insport ribbon award. The purpose for insport Club is to support clubs in developing their provision so that it includes disabled people with clubs structures which provide the best opportunities to the community. We look forward to working with Meads Squash Club to continue their inclusivity journey to provide more opportunities for people to play and volunteer in squash. If you would like to start your insport award journey, please get in touch with us. You can find more information on the Disability Sport Wales website here.