Basketball session for people with learning difficulties
PEOPLE with learning disabilities are invited to get involved in a free basketball training session which is being held at Copleston High School tomorrow between 2-3.30pm.
The session, held by coaches Phil Green and Kevin Reeve is all part of a new initiative which aims to get Special Olympics on the map in Ipswich and Suffolk.
Special Olympics is a nationwide community-based body that offers a wide range of sports to people from the age of six and upwards with learning difficulties. Competitors must be eight or older to take part in competitive events.
The Copleston-based basketball club is the first Suffolk-based Special Olympics Club and is also open to people without learning difficulties.
A committee meeting will be held on March 19 at 7pm, at Ipswich Sports Club, where competitors, coaches and volunteers, wanting to take part in a Special Olympics sport can go along to register their interest.
You may also want to watch:
“The basketball sessions are available to those people with learning difficulties but also those without,” said Phil Green
“We offer the chance for people to come and play at a low level and we hope to raise the profile of Special Olympics in the county.”
- 1 Map reveals raw sewage overflow into Suffolk rivers
- 2 East Suffolk village garage to be rebuilt as part of homes plan
- 3 Rail services affected after person hit by train
- 4 Derelict Suffolk railway crossing cottage up for auction
- 5 Kieron Dyer in hospital undergoing tests
- 6 'It was gut wrenching' - Mum's Covid message after son, 12, hospitalised
- 8 West Suffolk restaurant named among best in the country
- 9 'I'm just gobsmacked': east Suffolk pub receives £96,000 grant in Budget
- 10 Asda and Amazon urgently recall items due to safety concerns