sports clubs...

Sparkle works closely with Steve McGrath (Newport Disability Sport Wales Development Officer), Holly Hinchey (Torfaen Disability Sport Wales Development Officer) and Mark Foster (Monmouthshire Disability Sport Wales Development Officer). We can help children and young people to access relevant clubs and activities within their local area.
 
 

skills …………

The skills session offers a chance for children & young people aged 7+ to develop basic skills such as agility, balance, co-ordination, running, jumping, throwing & catching.

The skills sessions is underpinned by Sports Wales Multi Skills and Sports Initiative aimed at developing skills for life, through fun games.

 

Sessions

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Ages: 6-17

Cost: £2 per session

 

 

family swim …………

Family Swim offers an opportunity for children & young people to spend quality time with their family in the water.

The first session has a fun and friendly atmosphere and the second session has a more relaxed atmosphere, to ensure we can meet everyone’s like and needs.

The family swimming sessions last for 30 minutes.

 

Sessions

Day: Saturdays

Time: 12pm-12.30pm/12.30pm-1pm

Ages: 0-17

Cost: £2.50 per person (capped at £7.50 per family)

 

 

 

swimming lessons …………

Swimming lessons offer an opportunity for children & young people with a disability or developmental difficulty aged 5+ to learn to swim.

We have two swimming programmes available:

Sparkle’s Starfish Swimming Programme – Aims to develop children and young people’s water confidence and swimming skills in a way that suits them.

The ASA Learn to Swim Pathway – A nationally recognised programme which aims to develop water confidence and stroke technique.

For more information, please contact Hayley Jenkins, Sparkle Swim Development Officer on 01633 748093 or email hayley.jenkins@wales.nhs.uk

 

Sessions

Day: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Time: 4.30pm-6.30pm (Thursday & Friday) & 10am-12 noon (Saturday)

Ages: 5-17

Cost: £40 for 10 sessions

 
 
 
These sessions are open to any child or young person with a disability or developmental difficulty from Newport, Mid/South Torfaen & South Monmouthshire. For more information about any Sports Clubs please do not hesitate to contact Abb_sparkleactivities@wales.nhs.uk or telephone 01633 748 093/ 07818 064 636

 


what they say about our sports clubs...

"Its really helpful to have regular activities through Sparkle for William. He is becoming more familiar with it all, knows what’s going to happen and is influenced and directed by the activities.

Its good for William to watch others and eventually he will join in on his own terms, as he does in Hayley’s skill sessions. The fact that Hayley knows what William can and can’t do, and involves him as much as possible, whether he is interested or not in joining in, and accommodates him and his needs, is very important.

This is an excellent example of good results that come from professionals, parents and children working together to meet the needs of the child”


Sarah, William’s Mum