Image Credit: Swansea City AFC Community Trust
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Learning Curve centres have won the ‘Premier League/BT Inclusion Community Programme of the Year’ award at the Swansea City AFC Community Trust annual celebration event for the Get Out Get Active Walking Football sessions that have been set up across the County Borough, for adults with a learning disability.
The project in Rhondda Cynon Taf aims to get more inactive and disabled people active through any form of sport or physical activity, and developing an inclusive, sustainable activity programme, working in partnership with a range of clubs, groups and organisations.
The walking football sessions take place in all three areas of RCT, with over 50 adults with a learning disability now taking part each week, with sessions encouraging individuals to lead lives that are more active and engage in regular physical activity.
Day service staff are trained as walking football leaders and deliver the sessions throughout the Council’s leisure centres.
The award was presented by Swansea City and Wales international, Daniel James, with the service up against strong competition in the category.
Councillor Geraint Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Adult Community Services said “the Get Out Get Active Walking Football sessions have been extremely popular with users and continue to grow in popularity.
“Winning this award shows how dedicated our staff are to promoting healthy lifestyles for all residents in Rhondda Cynon Taf, and shows their dedication in providing unique services to support everyone.
“The walking football sessions allow individuals to participate in sport while at the same time socialising with others, promoting both better physical and mental wellbeing.”
If you would like to find out more about the Get Out Get Active project or any of the activities please contact Brendan.Hopkins@rctcbc.gov.uk
Posted on Tuesday 4th June 2019