A Friday evening in Nottingham

Last Friday saw one of the DSActive team dropping by to watch the DSActive football session with Burton Joyce Football Club in Nottingham, a session which recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary and sees 12-15 participants turning up each week. The ground is set in the beautiful Nottingham countryside and the session is a real family […]

A trip to Cheshire

Back in 2015, the DSActive team met with Egerton FC and Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group to launch a DSActive football session with the club. To celebrate the session successfully reaching its third year, one of the DSActive team joined in with one their sessions. The session started with a really fun warm up before […]

A young man called Robert

This guest blog is written by a young man called Robert. Robert is a very active person. Thank you Robert for telling us all about the activities you enjoy, including the DSActive football session run by Exeter City FC. My name is Robert and I’m 19 years old and getting up to my 20s. I live […]

Gold Duke of Edinburgh success

We’re marking World Down Syndrome Day with a guest blog. It’s been written by Louisa. Her brother Jeremy, who is 25 and has Down’s syndrome and Type 1 Diabetes, has just completed his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and is a member of the Swindon DSActive team.  It’s always been important to Jeremy to achieve […]

DSActive visits Liverpool Tennis

The DSActive tennis session has been running in Liverpool since the summer of 2015. Some fantastic tennis players attend! The aim of the session is to use tennis to make an active difference to the lives of thousands of people wanting to place tennis throughout Liverpool – developing transferable life skills of self-esteem, respect for […]

Swansea’s first anniversary

The DSActive sessions run by Swansea Community Trust are approaching their first anniversary, and one of the DSActive team dropped in to see how they were getting on. The sessions give everyone the chance to play football and meet new friends in a fun and positive environment. The club runs two sessions, one for juniors […]

A visit to Swindon

Swindon’s DSActive session is one of our longest running sessions. They’ve always maintained a great balance between having fun and improving their football skills. With a mixture of ages attending, running the session can sometimes be challenging but the Swindon coaching team always manage to make the training engaging and suitable for everyone. One of […]

Crystal Palace play Millwall

Earlier this month Crystal Palace hosted a friendly against Millwall. It was a fantastic morning’s football! Sophia from DSActive took a warm-up for both teams. This gave everyone a chance to say ‘hello’ to each other before the matches started in earnest. It was very clear, though, that there was just one thing on all […]