Advantage! Barrow Raiders Community Foundation deliver sport and activity sessions to adults with learning disabilities. The sessions include:
A weekly walk, from varied locations, led by our Walking for Health leaders.
Weekly Sports Sessions
A weekly sports session, outdoors at The Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium or indoors at Hoops Basketball Centre during the winter months.
Sports and activities include: rugby; football; basketball; exercise to music; boccia; archery; dodgeball; cricket; rounders; tennis, and more. We always finish off the session with a quiz prepped and delivered by our wonderful participants.
Weekly Rugby Training Session
To allow our participants to train and enjoy tag rugby, in readiness for our Community Integrated Care Super League festival season fixtures. We have travelled to the following venues for games and festivals: Warrington; Hull; Newcastle Magic Weekend; Widnes; Leeds Headingly for the World Cup, and thanks to recent funding from The People’s Projects, we will be able to continue attending these festivals throughout 2023/24. In addition, we were able to host Wigan LD Super League in September 2022, for a home fixture and training session, which was a huge success!
Advantage! Able Raiders have also been accepted into the 2022 RL Learning Disability Super League. This will involve a series of five festival events, one of which being the World Cup festival in October, and our Able Raiders team will be playing in front of large crowds at super league stadiums.
We cannot provide these weekly sessions, at no cost or minimal cost, without support from the following