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Big Pledge Challenge 2018 – Join the Ability Sports Team

In celebration of the home nations success at the Commonwealth Games the Big Pledge: Beat the Clock 8 week activity challenge is back!!

Rob Paget, Wiltshire Council’s Disability Sports Development Officer has created an “Ability Sports” Team.

All Rising stars, Fit club, Boccia, football, adapted cycling and any PE at school counts. In fact any physical activity counts towards the challenge including walking and housework! The team is not only for individuals with a disability – Rob will be inputting his totals and he hopes that parents/carers will also sign up too.

To sign up:

  • Follow the link below and hit the ‘Sign up’ button.
  • Enter your details then select ‘Big Pledge Beat the Clock Team Challenge
  • Tick ‘Join a Team’ and enter ‘Ability Sports’ for the team name
  • Then finish signing up as required!

For more details and to register for free go to: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/bigpledge

New Pan Disability Football

Salisbury City Council, working in partnership with Salisbury Rovers FC, are looking to start a PAN Disability football team within the Salisbury area.

We are currently on the look-out for players aged 12-16 who would be interested in joining such a team, whatever their ability or experience.

To register your interest, please call 01722 417100 and ask for Sean, or email Sean Saunders.

Click here to view the flyer.


Project Rugby Coming to Salisbury

England Rugby have worked closely with Premiership Rugby to create a 12 week, school rugby programme aimed at engaging young people who are 16 years old and above with special educational needs. The aim of the programme is for more young adults with special educational needs playing rugby regularly by being part of mixed ability rugby teams.

Bath Rugby Foundation is working hard to develop opportunities for disabled people to engage in various forms of the game with the above project being a FREE opportunity. The project is aimed at local groups who engage with a post 16 audience with Bath Rugby looking to attend a block of already existing sessions to raise interest.

The main aim of the Project Rugby sessions is for young adults aged 16+ years to transition across to the new Mixed Ability Rugby team Bath Rugby are looking to set-up in this area.

This is a great opportunity to try a new activity within the Salisbury area.

Anyone interested in finding out more information should contact Becks Toan at Bath Rugby Foundation directly by email 

Wheels for All is Launched

Wiltshire Wheels for All was launched on Saturday 15 July at Salisbury Athletics Track. People of all ages and abilities turned up and found a bike to suit their needs. The event was deemed a huge success by the organisations involved in setting up their new scheme; Wiltshire Council, South Wilts Mencap and Cycling Projects.

Many thanks to Jane Batchelor of SWM and Rob Paget of Wiltshire Council for their getting this up and running.

The new club starts on Monday 17 July and you can find out more about it here.

Take a look at the photos from the launch event.

SEN Summer Sport 2017

Wiltshire Council is organising a summer of fun for any young person with SEN and/or a disability aged 8-19 years.

SEN Multi Sports Day

at Sarum Academy, Salisbury on Wednesday 2 August 2017

Inclusive Athletics

at Hardenhuish School, Chippenham on Friday 11 August 2017

Inclusive Tennis 

at Springfield Community Campus, Corsham on Thursday 17 August 2017

The activity days provide a great opportunity to meet new friends, learn new games, have a go at exciting activities and help keep young people fit and healthy over the holidays!

All sessions cost £15 per participant and run from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

To book, contact Rob Paget, Disability Sport Development Officer on 01722 434770 or email.

Wiltshire Wheels for All Launch Sat 15 July

Wiltshire Council is launching a new disability sports project focusing on adapted cycling. Wiltshire Wheels for All will launch on Saturday 15 July at Salisbury Athletics Track, from 10am-2pm.

A range of adapted cycles will be available, including tricycles, hand cycles and tandems, and people are welcome to bring their own adapted bike if they wish.

The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally recognised programme that enables children and adults with disabilities and mobility issues to take part in cycling activities. By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are accessible to a broad range of people, and are physically and mentally stimulating and, above all, fun.

Each session will begin on the hour at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and people are required to register their interest and to book on to one of the four sessions.

To find out more, please contact the Sports Development team at Wiltshire Council by email or call Rob Paget, Disability Development Officer, on 07917 262686.

New Club

Following the launch event, a regular adapted cycling programme will begin in Salisbury on Monday 17 July and will be run on a weekly basis. The adapted cycling programme has been developed in partnership with the national charity Cycling Projects and more locally, South Wilts Mencap. The Children’s Physiotherapy unit at Salisbury hospital has also played a significant role in organising the launch event. Find out more about the new club here.

Wiltshire’s Big Pledge 2017

Following 2016 successful Road to Rio challenge, Wiltshire’s Big Pledge has returned this year with its London Calling challenge. This year it is celebrating the first time the IAAF World Athletic Championships have been held in the UK when they take place in London this summer. Participants will be able to pick from a range of challenges to suit all ages and abilities and sign up as an individual or as a team. The challenges involve completing a set distance to collecting the flags of the countries who will be taking part in the championships. There will be 30 countries in total to collect and it is free to enter.

This is a great way to encourage your child to be active, with different countries to collect the further distances achieved. This is something you can do as a whole family by either signing up individually or by creating your own team.

This year’s Big Pledge Challenge from 5 June to the 30 July 2017!

While there is a range of challenges which individuals can sign up to….New for this year is the Ability Sports Challenge for individuals with learning or physical disabilities.

Participants will need to sign up online and then they will be able to record their progress on their own Distance Record Page from June 5th 2017.

The challenge is a great way to get active and have fun!

Find full details and to sign up at Big Pledge

If you would like to discuss the Big Pledge in more detail please email bigpledge@wiltshire.gov.uk

Also for any more information please contact Rob Paget, Disability Sports development Office on 01722 434770 or email.

Fit Club Sessions in Salisbury

Fit Club is for any person aged 17+ with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disability

Sessions from Monday 8 January 2018

  • Salisbury – Monday evenings 6.30 to 8pm at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, SP1 3NR Fit Club Poster 2018

Fit Club costs £30 for 10 sessions

For further information and to book a place please do not hesitate to contact Rob Paget on 01722 434770 or by email 

Five Rivers health and wellbeing centre Official Opening

On Thursday 9 February, Five Rivers health and wellbeing centre will be holding its official opening event between 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in the exciting programme of events. 

Exhibition stands include Citizens Advice Wiltshire, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Wiltshire Police, The Royal British Legion, Salisbury City Council, The Salisbury Museum, South WIlts Mencap and Salisbury District Hospital.

Activities include The Wessex Community Circus, bouncy castle, five-a-side junior tournament, face painting, balloon modelling, arts and crafts workshop, creche play equipment, fire engine and a skill and training market place.

At 4:30pm the Salisbury Cathedral School choir will perform. At 5pm there is a healthy eating workshop. At 5:15pm a drama workshop starts. Drama 60 will also perform there showcase at 5:15pm.

Download the flyer here.