As part of European Week of Sport, #BeActive, Brain Injury Matters held an EU Equal Orientation Day, were we successfully implemented sports activities including Gymstick, Walking Football, Boccia, Multi-Activity/Circuits and Seated Badminton. We shared our experiences of these sports, as well as encouraging and promoting inclusion and developing networks with sports representatives and the local community.
94 participants including service users, school children, teachers, sports representatives, family members, carers and volunteers took part in the EU Equal Orientation Day. Everyone got to try each activity for a period of 20 minutes and each activity was adapted to meet the needs of the participants taking part.
Coaches from the local council (Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council) and Disability Sport NI facilitated the different activities.