Barry Leisure Centre hosts Sports Sessions for Disabled
Published 03 November 2014
This half term disabled children from the Vale took part in sporting activities at Barry Leisure Centre which included water polo, dodgeball and light aerobics.
The morning started off in the pool with lots of fun water based activities. Barry Leisure Centre provided a swimming instructor who helped the group improve their swimming strokes before they transferred these skills into a competitive game of water polo.
The sessions could also help the staff at Barry Leisure Centre spot any potential swimmers that could join their Disability Swimming Academy which is run in partnership with Swim Wales.
The activities provided suited all the participants who ranged from the age of 3 upwards. They were accompanied in the pool and sports hall by the Vale of Glamorgan Council Play Workers as well as disability sport volunteers.
After the swimming activities had finished the group moved on to the main hall at Barry Leisure Centre where they took part in a very competitive game of dodgeball followed by light child friendly aerobics which again were organised by the staff from Barry Leisure Centre.
Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for the Vale commented: “It’s brilliant to see people using their local facilities which can provide suitable and enjoyable activities for all. The centres have a wide variety of facilities that the public can use and hopefully these Half Term activities will lead to more groups using the Leisure Centres throughout the Year.”