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£4,460 funding for new sports opportunities for disabled young people

Truro & Penwith College

Disabled students and members of the wider community will have the opportunity to access a number of new inclusive sports equipment at Truro College, thanks to funding from Sport England. A successful bid for £4,460 to purchase a static hand cycle, swimming aids and boccia equipment means that the College will be able to offer more opportunities for disabled people to participate in sports activities.

The project forms part of a much larger strategic plan to get more disabled young people engaged in sport and physical exercise at Truro College, by providing additional activities before, during and after College.

The College currently delivers a number of sustainable sports activities for students as part of the Health, Wellbeing and Sports programme. The funding will enable the programme to expand, and increase the number of disabled young people participating in sports sessions. The new fully accessible handcycle will enable students with mobility challenges to participate in cardio vascular exercise, helping them to managed weight control through safely raising their heart rate over a sustained period of time.

Julian Wills, Truro and Penwith College Sports Maker said "We have worked very closely with our Foundation Studies team and disabled students to ascertain what they would like to see being offered at the college, and we are delighted to have secured the funding from Sport England to help us create these new opportunities."