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2016 Xmas Session News

posted 5 Jan 2017, 16:36 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 5 Jan 2017, 16:39 by Andrew Greig ]



Our Xmas themed session was another busy one with Xmas refreshments, Santa hats and lots of Xmas jumpers!














































We had a lovely visit from members of a local running club Silson AC who donated a cheque for £300 to our club and we are really grateful for their support! Thankyou SILSON!







We also had a few presentations of certificates for progress in trampolining, swimming and archery! A huge WELL DONE to everyone!
























In addition, we thanked out two young volunteers Chris and Keir for their support over the year and congratulated Chris on passing his Level 1 Badminton Coaching course.

 
  
 
 





 
 
    





 


December 4th Xmas Activities - come along and join the festive fun!

posted 28 Nov 2016, 02:10 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 28 Nov 2016, 02:12 by Andrew Greig ]

DISC's final session of the year will be Xmas themed - with xmas refreshments, music and activities. Feel free to come in festive clothes* and hats! We will also be saying goodbye and thank you to our lovely trampolining coach, Hannah, who is planning to go travelling in the New Year. Hopefully she will come back and visit us.

Also, we hope to give out a number of certificates to our members, who have made brilliant progress in swimming, trampolining and archery. Plus huge congratulations to our volunteer, Chris, who has just passed his Level 1 Badminton Coach course!!! Well done everyone!!

DISC starts back in the New Year on Sunday 8th June, 4-5pm for a swimming session with the Giant Inflatable** in the pool! Great way to start the year!

MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DISC!

( *but still suitable for sports activities - especially footwear/socks and leggings/trousers for trampolining
  ** for those who can swim ) 


Monday 14th November, Fundraising QUIZ NIGHT with Buffet - ALL Welcome

posted 1 Nov 2016, 17:01 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 1 Nov 2016, 17:01 by Andrew Greig ]

We are holding another fundraising Quiz at the Eastcote Arms just north of Towcester...


Please come and join us with your team of up to 8 - if you would like to come as individuals, we can help you find a team!



£10 pp includes a fab hot and cold buffet prepared by the lovely Janey.






Tickets in advance from enquiries@disc-northants.org  







October 2016

posted 17 Oct 2016, 05:39 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 17 Oct 2016, 05:39 by Andrew Greig ]

Lovely to see so many members swimming and joining our sports sessions in October. This month we have had Judo, Tennis, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Hockey, mixed games (like curling and boccia) and ball skills. 

A few members have enjoyed the cross trainers, treadmills and rowing machines in the gym too.

We will be closed on October 23rd ( first weekend of Half Term) but will re-open on October 30th for swimming and the giant pool INFLATABLE!!!(swimmers only).

We look forward to seeing you here soon!! Here is a small sample of the activities from the last sports session:
HockeyHockey

 
Trampolining
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In the Gym

September 2016 Welcome Back!!!

posted 19 Sep 2016, 15:53 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 19 Sep 2016, 15:53 by Andrew Greig ]

We hope you had an enjoyable summer break and it has been lovely seeing everyone back at our first two sessions this year! We started back with swimming only, on 11th Sept and had a very lively sports/swim session on the 18th... with 21 families joining us for trampolining, ball skills, table tennis and Zumba before heading into the pool.

On the
18th, we also wished Bridget, our swimming coach a very loud and tuneful " Happy Birthday" . She has been with us for many years now, and has seen so many of our members progressing through the 1:1 lessons. We are very lucky to have her and we are very grateful that she continues to support our swimming programme.










Finally, over the past year many people have helped at DISC in many ways, and Councillor Roger Clarke has been instrumental in raising over £4,000 for DISC, as one of his nominated community group/charities. We invited him to come along and visit a session to meet people and see a sports session in action. (And partake of a coffee from the tea urn that he kindly donated...) Hopefully he will come back again soon!

"Great British Tennis Weekend" Saturday July 16th @ Abington Park in Northampton

posted 24 Jun 2016, 05:30 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 24 Jun 2016, 05:30 by Andrew Greig ]


ANYONE FOR TENNIS???

From 10-10:30am there is a session specifically for people with disabilities, or sensory impairments.

All of the sessions on the day should be fully inclusive regardless, but this particular one will be aimed at this particular target audience.

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/AbingtonPark/03e77efd-2513-4ba4-84fa-30d299256ec8


There is already a weekly session on a Sunday 10-11am at Abington Park for people with disabilities & sensory impairments of which more details can be found on the following website:

 

http://www.tennisnorthampton.co.uk/disability-tennis/#accessible-tennis-in-northampton





FREE FAMILY FUN DAY - Northampton - SUNDAY 26th JUNE

posted 7 Jun 2016, 08:08 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 7 Jun 2016, 08:08 by Andrew Greig ]

'Date for the Diary' - (DISC @ Towcester will be closed)


A fantastic FREE afternoon of sport and activity (for the 2nd year running) at Fernie Fields (NN3 7BD), Moulton, Northampton 2-5pm.

DISC will be supporting this fun day and so there will be no swimming on this date. 


Lots of activities on offer - see you there! :-)



May 1st /15th Sports Sessions

posted 17 May 2016, 01:26 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 17 May 2016, 01:34 by Andrew Greig ]

Sports sessions in May have been really well attended and we have welcomed a few new members and tried out some new sports....

From Bouncy Castles to Trampolining to Table tennis and a bit of target practice:




















...Tchoukball was a lively success and we had a great time testing out the balls and nets and learning new skills !!








May 2016 Ever thought of trying bowls?

posted 11 May 2016, 15:25 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 11 May 2016, 15:25 by Andrew Greig ]

TCHOUK BALL!!! A new sport coming to DISC on Sunday May 15th

posted 30 Apr 2016, 08:21 by Caroline Mackenzie   [ updated 30 Apr 2016, 08:21 by Andrew Greig ]

Tchoukball is being brought to DISC by Mark Flaxman on May 15th.

What is it??
Tchouk ball was invented in the 1960s in Switzerland and is like a mixture of handball, volleyball and squash and is a non contact sport. Please come along and give it a try and learn some new skills!!! It looks a lot of fun!!!!

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