Vision Impaired bowls is coming to East London on 11 June! East London Vision (ELVis), in conjunction with Metro Blind Sport, Walthamstow Borough Bowling Club and Motivate East would like to invite you to their first Vision Impaired bowls taster session! This event is open to anyone living with sight loss, in East London. The
To celebrate a brand new orchard at Mandeville Place, on 27 May, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be filled with the sounds of a wassail party, a traditional orchard opening ceremony! Turn up between 12noon and 4pm, and make as much noise as possible to bring luck and fruitfulness to the new orchard as it
This year’s BT Wheelchair Rugby National Championships provides a perfect opportunity to bring friends and family to the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This FREE event invites local people, visitors and the rugby family to enjoy exciting activities at this fantastic legacy venue. Come along to the Copper Box Arena, to try out the
Bikeworks first all ability cycling club takes place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 11-1 on Tuesday 5 May, and then every week. Everyone can take part who wants to have a go. The activity is particularly suited to anyone with a physical or intellectual disability or anyone who has health issues (physical or mental) who would
Do you want to help get more people involved in disability sports? The next 12 week Para-Legacy training programme, run by the Bromley by Bow Centre, starts on 28 April. The Para-Legacy agents play a crucial role in helping local people get involved in the great range of sports on offer by Motivate East. A
Last year we bid farewell to a great advocate of disability sports, Ron Newman, who sadly passed away in August. Ron was a prolific fundraiser and a London 2012 Paralympic Games volunteer, who sat on the Motivate East board. By helping shape the work we do to reach disabled people, Ron left a real and
What have you got planned for the Easter School Holidays? How about FREE Paralympic Sports taster sessions? We’ll once again be at the Timber Lodge (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) for three days – 1, 2 and 3 April – from 10am to 3pm. All abilities and ages welcome, hope to see you there!
Newham Sixth Form College has nominated Ian Jolly as its ‘student of the week’, in part because of his role as one of our Para-Legacy Agents, delivering sports opportunities to disabled people across the growth boroughs. When asked why he wanted to become a Para-Legacy Agent, Ian said: “I just wanted to gain experience from
Inclusive Coaching Week ends in two days and we’ve been thrilled with the response we’ve received. Close to 100 participants have taken part in six workshops so far. Some of the most popular courses have included Coaching Participants with a Learning Disability (19 attendees), ABCs of Wheelchair Movement (17 attendees) and Adapted Sports (16 attendees).
We’ve been thrilled with the response to Inclusive Coaching Week, which runs from 18-24 March. Anyone involved in sports on a professional or voluntary basis can take part in a range of great courses, delivered for free by disabled people with expertise in the relevant field. Even though most of the workshops on offer are