Edge Hill University has been accredited as a 2012 pre-games training camp venue for both the Olympics and Para-Olympics. The world class facilities will be showcased on Wednesday, 29 October, 2008 with a day aiming to raise awareness of physical activity opportunities available to disabled people within their local community.
Edge Hill University, Sporting Edge, Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI), Central Lancashire NHS and West Lancashire Disability Sport have collaborated to host this event.
The event is based around two key areas:
- 13:30pm-16:45pm is aimed at disabled people and organisations working with disabled people. There will be a series of presentations with the opportunity to practically try some activities in the middle of the afternoon.
- 17:30pm-20:10pm is aimed at health professionals. The evening will be packed full of presentations, including talks on mental health, positive well-being, Inclusive fitness provision and exercise referral.
Great Britain Bobsleigher Dave Street will present at both sessions about the challenges he faces as an international Bobsleigher as he fully supports the work Sporting Edge is trying to do to engage with the local community.
Paul Greenwood, Centre Manager for Sporting Edge said: “We have a strong sporting heritage in the Northwest. I hope gaining the Pre-Games Training Camp accreditation will act as a catalyst and encourage students and residents in the local community, to become more active and try the excellent facilities we have here at Edge Hill. Becoming IFI accredited is just one of the things we’ve done in a bid to become inclusive”.
For more details please contact Sporting Edge on 01695 584745 or visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/sportingedge. Alternatively please call the IFI Head Office on: 0114 257 2060 (Textphone users add prefix 18001) or visit www.inclusivefitness.org.