Borough of Central and East Antrim marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities


Participants include Kilcreggan in Carrickfergus, The Base Group in Larne and students from CastleTower School in Ballymena.

A spokesperson for the Mid and East Antrim Council said: “Our sports development team and MEActive have been working throughout 2021 to get a number of programs back up and running since the Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, so we are delighted to mark this special event.

“These include the weekly PAN Disability clubs at our three recreation centers, the weekly inclusive bicycle program at Carrickfergus and working with many other specialist groups and schools, supporting all of our community who live with a disability.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated today (December 3) around central and eastern Antrim.

“Our outdoor shelter at People’s Park, Ballymena, has also been in regular use this year, allowing our most vulnerable residents and those who are reluctant to come inside after protecting themselves to stay active and keep in touch. their friends and our brilliant coaches. ”

Council is also a Live Active NI partner in the Get Out Get Active program. It helps people with and without disabilities to enjoy being active together and is funded by Spirit of 2012.

Several established groups are now operational throughout the borough as part of this initiative, including the Better Connected Over 50s class, Boccia, Pawsitive walks & talks dog walking group and a fitness class for moms. More recently, a Nordic walking group has been created.

All groups cater for all skill levels and abilities; the most important thing is to have fun, says the board.

Click here to read: Inclusive cycling initiative deployed throughout the borough

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