A charity helping disabled people try out new sports with specialist coaching has been awarded £15,000 from Tesco to celebrate the supermarket’s centenary.
Disability Sports Coach was chosen by Tesco customers in Southwark who voted in favour of their favourite community projects. It is one of £200,000-worth of grants given out around the country to celebrate Tesco turning 100.
The charity provides specialist sports coaching, and also helps train coaches. Its community clubs, including in Southwark, help bring disabled sports fans together in a supportive environment.
Disability Sports Coach’s fundraising manager, Amardeep Gill, said: “With the support of the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant, we will empower disabled children and adults across London through inspiring Sports Days in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, giving them the same opportunities as others to enjoy sports, improve health and feel part of the community.”
One of the events, held in January this year, saw 60 people playing badminton; tennis; basketball; polybat, a disability sport played with a bat and ball, and boccia; a Paralympic sport described as being most similar to bowls. Their next event, the South Club Games, will be held in Elephant and Castle on February 19.
For more information visit disabilitysportscoach.co.uk