Special Olympics provides year round opportunities for people with learning disabilities of all ability levels, aged 8 upwards, to train and compete in 25 sports. Special Olympics Bournemouth & District started in 1997 with 4 adults training and competing in athletics. Currently, there are almost 50 performers in the sports of athletics, badminton, football, table tennis, sailing and tennisWhy the community needs us
We aim to enhance the lives of people with learing disabilities through sport. We will develop motor, cognitive and technical skills in different sports. We will also improve overall physical fitness, core skills in balance, flexibility, co-ordination and agility and improve social and emotional development.Our impact on the community
We recognise ability in everyone and our qualified coaches will treat everyone as individuals, with the respect and dignity that they deserve and do it all with a sense of fun.Besides improvement in sports performances, long lasting friendships have been formed between the athletes. Everyone has developed and progressed with our training and opportunities have even arisen for competing around the world.
Qualified coaches in athletics, badminton and football. Someone with IT and media skills to manage our website and promote our group eg through local media. Driver(s) for competitions (approximately once a month)