After 18 months of weekly Zoom meetings, we welcomed the athletes and volunteers back to Southport College Sports Hall. It's a bit different with social distancing, sanitising and everyone bringing their own drinks. We thank Sefton CVS for giving us bottles of hand sanitiser.
We are holding weekly Zoom meetings on Sundays for our athletes and volunteers during lockdown as it could be many weeks before training and competitions can start again. Simple exercises are posted on our Facebook page and athletes are encouraged to follow the guidance on fitness and well-being issued by SOGB.
Special Olympics GB has decided that NO Special Olympics activity is to take place in any club until further notice as a precautionary measure against Covid-19. This is in line with the directives received from Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics International. This applies to all club activity, competitions, events, training sessions, group activities or gatherings set to be hosted [...]
Due to the coronavirus we have decided to suspend all Sunday training until after Easter. The boccia tournament, due to take place on 26th April, has also been postponed. This decision was made as we have a responsibility for the welfare of all our athletes and volunteers.
Eight of our athletes have been selected to compete in next year's National Special Olympics Summer Games in Liverpool. In order to secure their place in the North West team, athletes must first take part in a Regional event so we are hosting a boccia competition on Sunday 26th April. In addition to athletes from [...]
At the North Devon Special Olympics Table Tennis competition Dan won Gold in division 2 mixed doubles, Silver in division 1 men’s doubles and Bronze in division 2 men’s singles
We have received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust. The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received £500 from the Trust towards the Special Olympics Anniversary Games and future events. www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk We also want to thank our [...]
Celebrating 40 years of Special Olympics in Great Britain, the Anniversary Games were held from 9th to 13th August at the University of Stirling. Six of our athletes were amongst 1,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across Great Britain and other European countries in 9 different sports. We had four competing in boccia, one in [...]
Please note that there will be no more training sessions until 9th September. On Thursday 9th August six of our athletes will travel to Stirling for four days competition in the Special Olympics Anniversary Games. Southport College Sports Hall is then closed for three weeks for student registration.
Fit 5 is a Special Olympics fitness resource that provides tips and information to help athletes, parents and coaches lead a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, nutrition and hydration. It is based on the three simple goals of exercising 5 days per week, eating 5 total fruits and vegetables per day and drinking 5 bottles [...]