DS Active - a fair opportunity to get involved in sports.
The aim of DSActive is to provide children and young adults with Down’s syndrome (DS) a fair opportunity to get involved in sports, the emphasis being placed on the nation’s favourite sport, football. The programme was formed in 2006 and has continued to grow ever since.
People with DS enjoy football like their peers and want the same opportunities to play. It is however, often more difficult for individuals with DS to partake in sport and exercise than able-bodied people as a result of the condition which also has physical characteristics. Because of this, players with DS often struggle to compete with their more able peers, thus depriving them of the chance to be an equal participating player.
DSActive set out, and has so far succeeded in offering these players a chance to participate in football at a level in which they are comfortable, hugely increasing the satisfaction from sport of the players and their parents alike. More impressively, the programme has offered football to many individuals who previously had limited sporting options.
Find out how to get involved. www.dsactive.org