Fendis set to launch new multi-sport club in March after �6,500 Roddons grant

FENLAND Disability Sports Forum (Fendis) is preparing to launch a new multi-sport club in March after a grant of �6,500 from Roddons Housing Association.

The group already holds a successful club in Wisbech, which encourages disabled children to take part in sport, and hosts a popular annual golf day.

But the money, which was donated from Roddons’ community funding pot, will help start a similar initiative based at the Neale-Wade Sports Hall, in March.

Sue James, chairman of Fendis, said: “We do absolutely everything at the sessions. From football, cricket and basketball to boccia and other throwing events. We are extremely grateful to Roddons for giving us the opportunity to launch this club.

“We have seen fantastic results in giving these youngsters the chance to be included, with improvements in behaviour and physical skills.

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“This club also offers a rare opportunity for families to participate and to learn ways of involving youngsters with disabilities in mainstream sport.”

Wendy Coles, community and projects officer for Roddons, said: “We were very pleased to award funding to this group which works tirelessly to try and improve the opportunities for disabled people who can face social isolation.”

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• Fendis’ new multi-sport sessions will launch on October 18 at the Neale-Wade Sports Hall and will run every Tuesday from 5.30-6.30pm. Sessions cost �2.50 per person and are open to children aged 6-18. Parents and siblings are also welcome.

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