About the club
    Membership

    The club is for wheelchair users aged 4 to 18 living in the Cambridgeshire area and beyond.  

    Members use a manual wheelchair (independently or assisted) or power chair. Some have additional needs such as learning difficulty, sensory impairment and communication difficulty. Some are very independent able youngsters. 


    The club offers a variety of sports. Some sessions are led by visiting coaches concentrating on one specific sport such as wheelchair football. Other sessions offer a variety of activities to choose from. All of our monthly sessions include activities which are adapted to ensure all members are able to take part. We even have our own adapted archery kit! Do take a look at the gallery to see what we get up to. 


    Families

    The Saturday morning sessions are specifically for the young wheelchair users.  However, parents/carers and siblings are invited to most of the other events organised by the club.

    A parent/carer of all members is asked to remain on site at the One Leisure, Leisure Centre in St Ives during club sessions as, given the complex needs of many of the children, the club is not able to act in loco parentis. If your child is able to take part independently you are welcome to join other families in the cafe on site. 

    We ask that if your child/young person needs support to move around the hall/take part in activities that a parent/carer remain with them during the session. Some youngsters access support through Direct Payments/Community Support Service to enable support from a paid carer. Our fantastic volunteers help deliver the activities but we don't often have enough to give individual support. 

    Families usually enjoy the contact with other parents at the club sessions and during social activities that the club organises and most become fully involved in the club. 


    Location

    The club meets monthly, usually on the first Saturday of the month 10.15-12. Our main venue is One Leisure, St Ives but we hold archery sessions at Grafham Water Centre and sometimes enjoy activities elsewhere instead. If you want to come and try the club please do make contact so we can tell you where we are for the next few sessions.  

    We also plan additional sports/social activities throughout the year. 

    Subscription

    The annual subscription is £30 (2019)

    This covers the monthly meetings. New members also receive a club T-shirt.

    Other events are subsidised as much as possible depending upon what club funds are available.

    Committee

    The club is a registered charity run by an elected committee. 

    The committee meets after club sessions around 6 times a year. 
     
    Parents are encouraged to at least attend the AGM in February but are warmly welcomed to all committee meetings. Committee also welcome your feedback and ideas to enable the club to develop in a way which represents all of it's members. 

    The club is run entirely by volunteers and is funded through donations, grant applications and fundraising activities.