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OneRen Sports & Health Services work closely with a number of partners to provide a comprehensive sports pathway for athletes with a disability. Our pathway links sporting activities in Renfrewshire schools to opportunities at a club and National Governing Body level.
Schools (Riverbrae & Mary Russell)
Both schools with the support of Active Schools provide a sports programme that introduces students to a variety of different sports throughout the school year. At Riverbrae a curriculum sports programme is delivered on a Monday and Friday morning and at Mary Russell lunch clubs are delivered throughout the week.
Both schools also welcome local affiliated hub clubs that are looking to promote their club whilst also providing a CPD opportunity for teachers and coaches. An example of this is Strathgryffe Tennis and Squash Club.
Attendees take part in a weekly club where a bouncy castle is on offer as well as the opportunity to take part in sports/activities led by qualified coaches. This family club is available to any family with a young person (P1-S6) with a disability and/or sensory impairment (Siblings welcome). A parent/guardian must stay with the participant for the duration of the club, but they are actively encouraged to take part!
This hour long weekly club allows all the family to take part in fun activities locally in Renfrewshire.
For more information or to book please visit https://oneren.class4kids.co.uk/
Within Renfrewshire the Sports & Health Service team deliver a full calendar of events throughout the academic year for athletes with a disability. The competitions pathway for P4-S6 ages links directly to the Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) pathway, where previous events have included, Boccia, Tennis, Karate, Cheer, Dance, Swimming, Football, Basketball and Athletics, but sports can change annually to link into the regional/national competitions offered by SDS.
Each year OneRen also host SDS Regional events including the West Cross-Country Championships at Ralston SC and the West Parasport Event at On-X, Linwood. Hosting events like this in Renfrewshire provides our athletes with a localised opportunity to attend large regional events without transport becoming a barrier to participation
OneRen Sports & Health Services work in partnership with Community Sports Hubs in Renfrewshire to support and promote the large number of sports clubs in the authority. Affiliated clubs that currently offer a sports specific disability club are:
Scottish Disability Sport
Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) have a wider network of clubs throughout the West of Scotland - https://www.scottishdisabilitysport.com/take-part/west-of-scotland-sports-opportunities/
Renfrewshire-based events link directly into the Regional/National pathway set by Scottish Disability Sport. Information on the full SDS Calendar can be found on their website.
Greater Renfrewshire and Clyde Disability Sports Branch
Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire & Inverclyde have been working closely to develop sporting opportunities for athletes with disabilities, by establishing a Disability Sports Branch. The branch is a volunteer led steering group with a passion to develop disability sport opportunities. The steering group can work with clubs, deliver events, develop sporting pathways in partnership with partners and promote disability sport throughout three local authorities. For more information or to volunteer, please email Andrew MacKenzie
The Renfrewshire School of Sport and Education (RSSE) programme is delivered weekly throughout Renfrewshire with three centres (Erskine & Renfrew, Johnstone, Linwood & Villages and Paisley) providing the opportunity for S5/6 students to apply to a 9-month programme in Sports Leadership. This programme aims to provide candidates with a host of sports qualifications and the volunteer experience to propel them into higher or further education, employment, or further voluntary roles.
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