Jersey Sport has used proceeds from the Condor Community Fund to provide training for staff who work with islanders of all ages with disabilities.
Based at Mont à l’Abbé School and Les Ormes Leisure Centre, the team of four coaches offers active sessions for children aged 5-14 and focus on fun and enjoyment along with multi-sport games for adults up to age 36 who lack the opportunities to take part in physical activity.
David Kennedy, General Manager – Programme Delivery for Jersey Sport, was delighted with the support.
“Our mantra is to make sport and physical activity inclusive to everyone. The funding means we now have coaches trained to work with disabled islanders in a variety of ways. These activities build teamwork, self-confidence and social skills along with improving their overall fitness, so we are grateful to Condor for their support.”
Tracy Peters, Condor’s Community Officer, said: “The applications received through the Fund earlier in the year really show there is some fabulous work being done to support those in our community. We are therefore delighted to support David and his team at Jersey Sport.”
Condor’s Community Fund was established earlier this year and is designed to support islanders who give up their time to develop community activities. The Fund saw 83 applications from across the islands with a focus on sustainability, local benefit and enjoyment for others.