Sports Try It Day a Great Success!

As the sun shone on Walthamstow Track and Pool yesterday, over 200 people with learning disabilities tried out a variety of different sports. Funded by the local authority, Motivate East and GLL, the day saw expert coaches run sessions such as Boccia, Cricket, Sitting Volleyball and Football. Out on the track, participants got the chance

[Video] Tennis programme having great impact

Joe Clancy, a member of the committee of Aldersbrook Tennis Club, says their tennis programme has been having a great impact on 15 students of Waltham Forest College. The 12 week programme was helped set up by Motivate East and sees the students complete tennis drills designed to improve coordination, agility, technical movement and general fitness. In a

Adapted Sports Course for Coaches

On Sunday 13th July, Disability Sports Coach is running an Adapted Sport Course suitable for community workers, sports leaders, and teachers who want to develop sports sessions for people with disabilities. Hosted London Southbank University Sports Centre from 12.00 and 18.00, the course will provide hands-on experience of sports such as Boccia, Polybat, Table Cricket, New

Introducing our Easy Read website!

Yesterday we launched the Motivate East Easy Read website, with the help of The Camden Society! The new website has been made for everyone to get a chance to find out more about the Motivate East project, and The Camden Society gave us their opinion on how the website should look and work. Take a look

We’re looking for an apprentice!

Under the ActiveApprentice programme, Motivate East are searching for an apprentice. If you are looking to make a start in a career in business administration, with a keen interest in sport and social media, we want to hear from you. Responsibilities will include: Events: Support with organisation of consultant/stakeholder events – send invitations, manage guest lists,

An Interview With Ben Quilter

At Motivate East, we’re lucky to work with Paralympic GB athletes who have excelled in their sports on the international stage. One such athlete is Ben Quilter, a former judo world champion and Paralympic Bronze Medallist who is currently working with GLL as a Disability Sports Officer, working to increase access and develop physical activity

National Learning Disability Week 2014

Next week, the 16th-22nd of June is National Learning Disability Week, and there are lots of sporting activities going on all over the East London area. For example, on Friday the 20th of June there is a Sports Festival in The Park at Eton Manor Rugby Club, E11 that is open to anyone with a learning

Open Training Session at Weir Archer Academy

On Sunday 15th of June and Sunday 13th of July, Weir Archer Academy are running open training sessions for coaches, athletes and anyone who would like to try a new disability sport. Hosted from 10.30am to 5.30pm at Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium, KT1 3PB, the session gives you the chance to try out athletics, tennis and

Meet the Legacy Agents: Houari Krim-Aibi

Working with the Bromley by Bow Centre, we’ve been training a number of volunteers whose role is to promote physical activity in their local communities and working with disabled people to increase participation in sport. We caught up with these volunteers – known as Para Legacy Agents – to find out more about why they