Inclusive sessions to restart in BETTER Leisure Centres

Delighted to announce that inclusive sessions are due to restart in Swindon BETTER Leisure Centres week beginning Monday 7th June:

Inclusive Swimming (16+) Link Centre

Tuesdays (Starts 8th June) 10.15-11.00  £3.00

Fun, friendly swim session for those with learning and/or physical disabilities. Also appropriate for those with stable health conditions, including poor mental health. Although not a structured lesson, staff are available to support and motivate. (New hoist being installed 21st June)

Disability Ice Skate (All ages) Link Centre

Tuesdays (Start 8th June) 11.00-12.00  £3.00

Fun, friendly ice skating session for those with learning and/or physical disabilities. Also appropriate for those with stable health conditions, including poor mental health. Staff including support from the Swindon Wildcats are available to assist and motivate. Sledge Hockey sledges, penguins and snowmen are available. Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice.

Inclusive Bounce (All ages) Link Centre 

Tuesdays & Thursdays  13.00-15.00  £3.00

Fun, friendly session in the trampoline park for those with learning and/or physical disabilities. Also appropriate for those with stable health conditions, including poor mental health. This is a recreational session and not a specialist rebound therapy session.

Seated Exercise (16+) Link Centre

Wednesday  10.00-11.00  £3.00

Fun, friendly seated exercise class for those with learning and/or physical disabilities. Also appropriate for those with stable health conditions, including poor mental health. Exercise to music will include elements of Zumba, Rockbox and Fitness Pilates.

Inclusive Tennis (16+)    Delta Tennis Centre                    

13.00-14.00  Delta Tennis Centre  £3.00

Fun, friendly tennis session for those with learning and/or physical disabilities. Also appropriate for those with stable health conditions, including poor mental health.

Please see downloadable timetable on home page

 

Scrappers Inclusive Boxing Showcase Round 3

It’s our third year of this fantastic annual event. Come and watch, support and cheer on our Friday morning Agility and Fitness boxers as they enter the ring to compete against our coaches and volunteers in what will be a high energy afternoon.

There will be refreshments available throughout the event, make sure you bring your friends and family along to see all the hard work that’s been done in training throughout the year.

Make sure you come along and watch on Saturday 29th June, Midday at Scrappers Boxing Gym

Link Centre To Become Cashless

From Monday 6th May 2019 the Link Centre, Swindon will no longer be accepting cash. This is a further update form the announcement last November.

The use of cash by our customers has declined significantly over recent years, with more and more people booking online and using credit or debit cards.  We are confident that this move, to totally remove cash-based transactions, will improve customer service by reducing queues at reception and eliminating the potential for assaults and theft.

We are reaching out now to officially give the 4 week notice of this change being implemented. The General Manager – Elliot ([email protected]) will be available to talk through any concerns to ensure a seamless transaction for customers that currently use cash.

Disability Bowls England – Regional Inter Club Triples match 30/3/2019

Disability Bowls England, DBE, organised five regional inter club triples competitions on 30th March 2019 for disabled registered bowlers. The local competition was held at Loddon Vale IBC, Basingstoke and four clubs entered.

 

Leatherhead IBC played three teams, Swans A – C. Riverside IBC (Winchester), North Wilts IBC (Chippenham) and Swindon Manor IBC entered one team each.

 

The competition was held as a round robin over five games.

After the fourth game the situation was, Riverside and North Wilts had both won three and drawn 1 giving them seven points and a shot difference of plus 26 each. Swindon Manor was in third place, with two wins, one draw and a loss for five points and a shot difference of plus 16.

In the fifth and final round, Riverside played North Wilts. This was a tough game and after five ends the score was North Wilts 5 Riverside 1. So North Wilts were the champions.

However, Swindon Manor then won their last game 14 to 0. This meant there was now a tie for second place but Swindon Manor now had a shot difference of plus 30 and Riverside plus 22, and therefore Swindon Manor were the runners up.

Congratulations to our players of (left to right holding medals)

 

Pam Turner (skip), Jean Hamer (lead) and Jeanette Maisey (second)

 

Assisted by Maureen March and Richard Ball

 

Photograph courtesy of Stephen Dean