Free Every Player Counts Resources from Swansea City Community Trust
The Swansea City Community Trust has launched a four-week initiative to allow pan-disability participants to stay active at home during this period of self-isolation by engaging in a variety of activities and tasks.
The ‘Every Player Counts’ programme aims to increase participation in sport for young people and adults with a disability. With face-to-face delivery of these sessions being placed on hold due to the Coronavirus outbreak, these free weekly activities aim to keep these participants engaged at home.
Richard Harris, inclusion assistant and co-ordinator of the ‘Every Player Counts’ programme, believes these activities will be invaluable for its participants.
“We would like to keep the development of our participants ongoing through this difficult time of change," he said.
"We have created resource packs that aim to support their physical and cognitive development through a variety of tasks and challenges.
“Within these resource packs are fun and engaging activities to encourage participants to stay active, both cognitively and physically, and feature research tasks about Swansea City Football Club and its players.”
Week four’s challenges can be found below:
As well as engaging with pan-disability participants, the Community Trust also have a section for parents, with resources organised by their health and well-being officer, Caroline Gwilym, who will provide guidance around potential anxiety, stress and other aspects of everyday life in this current situation.
With this will also be the creation of a virtual coffee hour (via Microsoft Teams) for parents to come together and discuss their experiences and share any ideas.
Additionally, there are two guides that can be downloaded to help maintain mental healthy during these times of isolation:
- Psychological support for children and parents – included in this document you will find some guidance for conversations between parents/carers and children and young people about COVID 19; some advice for self-isolation with your family; how to support your child’s mental health and some breathing and relaxation techniques. DOWNLOAD HERE.
- How to keep mentally healthy during uncertain times – guidance for you and your family - included in this document are some ideas to encourage and support us and our families to stay as physically and mentally healthy as possible, as looking after all our mental health is vital, especially when you are stuck at home. DOWNLOAD HERE.
If you would like to get involved in this initiative and receive newly designed fun and engaging activities, please complete a consent form via the link below –
- Adult – https://form.jotform.com/SwansTrust/EPCAdultRegister
- Child - https://form.jotform.com/SwansTrust/EPCChildRegister
For further information about this initiative, please contact Stephen Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.