Sport BU partner with Victoria Education Centre to provide opportunities for disabled students.
The league, including six other local schools – Winchelsea, Oakdale, Longfleet, Victoria, St. Josephs and Allenbourne – allows the community to participate competitively in sports ranging from boccia, powerchair football, table cricket and sitting volleyball etc.
Participation Manager, Chris Payne, said: ‘’Historically, there aren’t many opportunities for disabled students within sport.
‘’Ideally, it will create more options for disabled students – and if it develops further, it can expand and include more sports.’’
As with other sports clubs at the university; the sports department aim to integrate the pay and play, club and courses system with the inclusion league sports.
This will provide disabled students with equal opportunities as well as give them the flexibility to experiment with the different sports and routes on offer.
The BU team are looking for more participants
Chris Payne believes that many students will need to overcome any confidence barriers before taking the first step to participate.
It’s fun and it’s a cheap cost!
When asked why students should get involved, Chris Payne responded: ‘’It’s fun! It’s a cheap cost and gives you the opportunity to get involved with the community.
‘’It’s new and still being developed, which gives participants room to get involved in 8-9 different sports as the programme progresses.
‘’It’s a great way to make friends!’’
Anyone wanting to get involved can contact organisers via email: firstname.lastname@example.org