Wheelchair Rugby

Through our project, we will tackle any physical, logistical or psychological barriers that are most likely to prevent children with disabilities from accessing physical activities.

By giving free access to our programme, we will ensure that our target beneficiaries foster essential social and interpersonal skills (i.e independence, coping abilities, competitiveness and teamwork), improve social awareness and self-esteem. Integrating children from different schools in a fun and inclusive environment will increase social interaction and empower them to build strong relationships.

  • Current delivery funded through Salford CVS
  • Extra Curricular
  • 5 a side sessions
  • Integration programme between SEN and Mainstream schools

The project aims to address some of the key findings from a recent English Federation for Disability Sport (EFDS) report which identifies over half of children with disabilities do not enjoy PE at school (EFDS 2015). We will enable our target beneficiaries to reach suitable levels of exercise, thus preventing unhealthy, sedentary behaviour. This will decrease the risk of obesity and other secondary health conditions which often affect people with disabilities.

Our experienced coaches will tackle common misconceptions related to physical activity for people with disabilities by creating a fun and inclusive environment for our new curricular sessions which will cater for many pupils' needs.

Salford Red Devils players and representatives will visit each school, with an aim to inspire, motivate and encourage children to be physically active on a regular basis.

For more information on how to get involved please contact Joanne on 0161 631 5252 or joanne.shepherd@srdfoundation.co.uk