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Fri 6th October 2017

The Western Health Trust are offering free training sessions that will be delivered through Disability Sport NI.

Inclusive Skills
Date & Venue: 17 October 2017, Foyle Arena, L’Derry
Facilitators: Disability Sport NI
Duration: 3.5 hours session (1.00pm – 4.30pm)
Aimed at: Those working with children with physical, sensory and learning disabilities or mixed groups of disabled and non-disabled children.
Aim of Course:

  • To gain knowledge in facilitating basic activities relating to core skills (movement, throwing, catching and striking) for children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities aged 5+.

Learning Objectives:

  • To participate in practical demonstrations relating to core skills
  • To consider how to adapt activities to promote participation of children with disabilities.


Boccia Leaders Award
Date & Venue: 29 November 2017, Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown
Facilitators: Disability Sport NI
Duration: 3.5 hour session (1.00pm – 4.30pm)
Aimed at: Those working with older people, people with disabilities or mobility problems.
Aim of Course:

  • To enable participants to facilitate Boccia sessions.
  • Background to Boccia
  • Court layout
  • Warm-ups
  • Propulsion skills
  • Game play
  • Rules and classification

Boccia (pronounced “Bot-cha”) is a Paralympic sport designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotor function, but is also enjoyed by older people and those with limited mobility.
Boccia is played indoors on a court similar in size to a badminton court. Athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a “jack” ball.

Please CLICK HERE to download an application form.

The form can be filled out via computer on the PDF but only a blank copy can be saved so either type onto the form and print and post to the Health Improvement address (listed below in my signature) or print, scan and email completed form to: