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Grampian Disability Sport (GDS) Get Out Get Active Project Launch (GOGA)

published: 10 March, 2017

Grampian Disability Sport (GDS) Get Out Get Active Project Launch (GOGA) On Sunday 5th March Grampian Disability Sport held their Get Out Get Active (GOGA) project launch at Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie. The launch was a great success with over 35 participants coming along with their families to hear about the project and get involved in the adapted cycling taster session. The overall project aim is to have better opportunities for people with disabilities of all ages, along with their families and friends, to be included within existing mainstream walking, cycling, swimming and triathlon programmes across the rural and urban Grampian region. The main focus of the project in Grampian is the set up of three adapted cycling hubs one in Aberdeenshire, one in Aberdeen City and one in Moray. As part of the launch Fabb Scotland travelled up from Edinburgh with their adapted bikes so people could see and try the variety of adapted cycling equipment on offer. The bikes never stopped the whole day with participants moving from one bike to another with many managing to find a bike they could use independently. The next stage of the cycling project is to train staff in the adapted cycling equipment which will take place on 21st April in Inverurie. GDS have also been successful to secure funding from Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation to purchase a container to store the adapted bikes at Garioch Sports Centre. All there is left to do now is to get the adapted cycling equipment ordered with the Spirit of 2012 GOGA money. This will allow for the first EVER adapted cycling hub to up and running in Grampian at Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie. Everyone who attended the launch was very excited about having this hub local to them with not too long to wait until it is in full swing. There is work also taking place with Paths for All to open up their existing health walks to anyone of any ability across the Grampian area. Scottish Swimming our swimming partner are offering training to swimming teachers to make adaptations for children with disabilities within a learn to swim environment. The launch event would not have been the success it was without the support of Aberdeenshire Sport Council who provided funding for the launch to allow us to have a relaxed social gathering to chat with families about their needs in the area and also bring the specialised equipment up for the day for families to try. For further information about the GOGA Project please contact Gemma Lewis on 07768 051470 or email: gemma.lewis@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.
Coaching Success for Banchory Trampoline Club Members

published: 10 March, 2017

Banchory Trampoline & DMT Club were awarded a grant of £300 by the sports council. All six club member coaches were successful in their coaching exam on the 11th February and are now level 1 trampoline coaches. The successfull coaches are Gill Harrison, Gwynneth Tucker, Graham Ross, Lewis Byers, Léa Carlier & Charlotte Clark.
Startline Certificate

published: 01 March, 2017

Macduff Lions Fc recently received their Startline Certificate from ASC chairman Alan Still.The club are the fourth to complete the club development scheme.
Stonehaven Table Tennis Club £200 Grant

published: 17 February, 2017

The start-up grant from the sports council has allowed the club to enter and compete in the Aberdeen District Leagues. Without funding we would have been unable to provide suitable equipment for competitive play. The equipment purchased is also available to the club for general play and practice sessions. The affiliation with Table Tennis Scotland provides the club with affordable insurance cover and access to their experience on an ongoing basis. The next stage in our club’s development is to widen the adult membership base and train members and coaches so that we could offer access to juniors.
Alford Climbing Kids Grant

published: 17 February, 2017

The sports council awarded a £200 Starter Grant to the club and were impressed with a first class grant application.

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