The Bluesability Hub is a new initiative added to Pompey in the Community’s (PitC) disability provision. It offers a social group for adults who have a form of disability. The weekly group meets at Fratton Park’s Victory Suite and provides a chance to socialise over a warm drink and cake before taking part in a variety of activities such as archery, new age kurling, boccia and dance, craft activities; cake decorating, colouring and mosaics and some food-based activities. The Bluesability Hub takes place every Thursday morning from 10am-12pm.
Adult Pan-Disability Football
PitC’s Pan-Disability football session takes place at the Mountbatten Centre every Thursday evening from 5pm-6pm. This is an open football session for anyone with a disability to come along, get involved and enjoy playing football. Our sessions consist of a mixture of football drills, game related practice as well as mini-fixtures to get us match ready and work well as a team. PitC have two teams which take part in the Eastleigh FC Community Trust Pan-Disability football league, one in the participation league and one in the championship league. We are always on the lookout for new players, so come-along and enjoy the beautiful game!
PitC have been working hard to expand their Junior Pan-Disability programme over the last year. Our Junior Pan-Disability football sessions are held on Tuesday evening from 5pm-6pm at the Mountbatten Centre, for children aged 6-16 years old. The sessions are free and allow the children to enjoy playing football. The group has links with Berewood Panthers FC, should the children wish to join a grass roots disability football team.
Pan-Disability Holiday Courses are a less football orientated and encompass many sports from archery to multi-skills, rounders to rocket ball. Holiday courses run during all the major school holidays.
Every Player Counts – Cerebral Palsy Football Session
It is a great opportunity for anyone with Cerebral Palsy or any limb impairment to get together and play mini- fixtures as well as develop football skills and build relationships. We are looking to expand numbers at this session as we would like to begin to build a strong squad to take part in fixtures against other teams – we can’t do that without you! This programme takes place on a Tuesday evening between 7pm-8pm at the Mountbatten Centre.
PitC have recently embarked on a new adventure! We are working hard to learn Makaton – a form of sign language, which is used as a way of communicating through signs, speech and symbols which encourages and develops speech. We would like to be able to support our service users who use Makaton as part of their language and we have been training staff in basic Makaton signing in and around the office. We hope to be able to use this during our sessions. We currently have a Makaton choir consisting of a group of school children who learn to sing and sign new songs each week.
Want some more information or would like to take part in any of the above sessions? Contact Chris Plow: [email protected]