Adaptive and Para-Athletics
Since May 2021, Yate Athletics Club has a new programme with support from Sport England and South Gloucestershire Council and Yate Town Council, to provide special adapted sessions in athletics. We have moved from old terminology like “disabled” athletics and “disability” athletics which focus on what people cannot do, to activities which are adapted to empower and develop the individual.
We have a simple approach:
“Respect the person and adapt the activity”
The development plan for Adaptive Athletics is long term and it expects to work with people with a wide range of needs and skills.
From January 2022, Adaptive Athletics is expanding to include older school children as well as adults with a wide range of disabilities. We concentrate on what people can do and adapt our athletic challenges to match. We have a range of new equipment for fitness and a range of racing wheelchairs, frame runners and seated throws.
We welcome those who are just beginning their journey .. as well as those with aspirations for International Paralympic success.
- Mondays 10.30 to 12.00 adults with physical disability
- Mondays 12.00 to 1.30 pm wheelchair racing and frame running
- Fridays 4.15 to 5.15: Primary school age adaptive athletics
- Fridays 5.30 to 6.30pm 12 to 15 year old adaptive athletics
- Fridays 6.30pm to 8pm – youth and adult para-athletes
The sessions are based at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex, and are funded by Sport England and Yate Town Council.
For more information contact Jim