Sports Executive Committee (Disability Sport Coordinator)
Hi I'm Rosie and I sit on the Sports Executive Committee as the disability sport coordinator. If you have any questions about disability sport, please contact me
Disability Sports Day- 11th March 2016
Disability Sports Day is a dedicated day ran by SU Sport to shine a spotlight on a variety disability sport offers and let people try them out. Each year the event grows bigger and bigger, with us previously working with the Youth Sport Trust. The event is not only attended by students, with Paralympian’s, Olympians, students and the local community all attending this fantastic event.
Check you the below video of the 2014 disability sports day, and get excited for its return in 2016!
This year, the University of Bath has also become the South-West's Regional Centre for Wheelchair Basketball. One aspect of this commitment from the University involves working alongside British Wheelchair Basketball to deliver weekly sessions which are free for all students to attend. Sessions run every Tuesday in the Founders' Hall from 4-5pm, and everyone is welcome regardless of experience or ability! Come along and have a go; who knows, it may change your life!
Alongside the development of the Wheelchair Basketball program on campus, many of our student clubs are also taking part in our Inclusivity Award, facilitating an inclusive sport offer for all of their club members. Volleyball are running weekly Seated Volleyball sessions and Dodgeball will be running Goalball tasters throughout the year. Check out their club pages for more details!
On top of our student volunteers and BUCS, our events have been supported by Ben Rushgrove, a Great British Paralympic Athlete. Ben competes in the T36 100m and 200m events and has competed in two Paralympic Games, winnning a silver medal in the T36 100m in Beijing and a bronze in the T36 200m in London.
Ben lives in Bath and can often be seen training in the STV. He is committed to increasing the awareness and participation in disability sport and is exctied to be involved in this project. He will be around throughout the Disability Sports Day lending advice and support to the athletes.
Find out more about Ben