05/05/2020

Parasport's clubs smashing social media

Bath Race Running Club

Social media is buzzing with activity providers up and down the country going the extra mile during the Coronavirus crisis. 

Current government social distancing regulations have sparked a whole new strand of creativity in clubs using social media to help keep people active and raise awareness of their activities. 

Here are a few of our favourites!

No ice, no problem for Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey Club. Their ‘Hockey at Home’ challenges keep members on the move - while simultaneously developing their skills for when they return to the rink. 

Sheffield Steelkings are running a 'Hockey At Home' series on social media

Who wouldn't want to be read a story by Ade Adepitan?

London Titans Wheelchair Basketball Club have made it happen, with the Paralympic pioneer helping keep the club's next generation engaged with a live Story Time series.  

North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Rugby League Club have been proactive in making sure their members are informed and entertained, through detailed Teams briefings and fun online quizzes. They were named Parasport's Club of the Month in March. 

Lord's Taverners are also doing their bit and have launched an online hub with resources to keep kids entertained while at home. It includes activities tailored to their Super 1s and Table Cricket programmes. 

The joy of race running is still possible during lockdown and Bath Race Running Club have been sharing inspiring images of young members continuing to take part in their favourite sport. 

Bath Race Running Club

We think Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby's James Simpson might have been a bit bored - but produced a unique take on the #StayAtHomeChallenge!

Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League

And Parasport's February Club of the Month, The Change Foundation, have been hitting TikTok to showcase their members' dance moves. 

Lincoln City Foundation's #MakeTheShotChallenge also captured the imagination of plenty of its members.

DanceSyndrome, Parasport's Club of the Month in January, have been blazing a trail with online, inclusive and regular Zoom dance workshops.

Dance Syndrome

Leicester City in the Community, awarded with Club of the Month in April, have gone and above and beyond by reaching out to vulnerable members of the wider community by sending hand-written postcards. 

Dance group Flamingo Chicks recently made national headlines on BBC News owing to their forward-thinking initiatives. The Bristol-based charity has now launched online dance classes to keep its members active during lockdown.

Flamingo Chicks