Notts CYP are crowned disability competition winners!

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Table Tennis England teamed up with the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to give one lucky organisation the chance to win an indoor table tennis table worth £350.

In order to win organisations were required to write a 300-word piece on how they ensured disabled and non-disabled people played alongside each other in a welcoming environment.

We were overwhelmed with the response. There were a range of high quality entries and we can now reveal that Nottingham Children and Young People’s club is the lucky winner!

Here is their winning article:

Nottingham Children and Young People’s Club (Notts CYP) was established in 1935 and has an excellent proven track record of working with young people across Nottinghamshire. They have recently started an inclusive club for young disabled people and provide events as well as training for young people. With the aim to grow and develop them as active and responsible citizens who can reach their full potential.

One example of this is Kieron Walton, who has recently won the Community volunteer of the year award at his school for his work at Notts CYP. Kieron who has profound global development delay, autism, cerebral palsy and complex needs has completed his first aid course and also an introductory course in British Sign Language. He attends the club regularly and participates in table tennis. Kieron is one of the members who will enjoy the new table.

Lisa Barker the Chief Executive made the following statement about Notts CYP being crowned the winner of the competition: “I am really pleased to win this opportunity to have a logo embossed table tennis table. Table tennis is really popular at our disability club so an extra table will create more opportunity for the young people to participate; thank you”

Steve McFadyen, Clubs and Disability Manager at Table Tennis England, said: “We are really passionate about providing opportunities for everyone to play our great sport and are delighted to be supporting Nott’s CYP club to offer inclusive table tennis. We are thrilled to be working with EFDS to help more disability organisations offer table tennis.”

Jess Cook, National Partnerships Advisor at EFDS, said: “Clubs can often be the first point for many participants to start being active. So it’s exciting to see Notts CYP’s fantastic work in getting more people taking part in their activities! We are proud of our work with Table Tennis England and hope more clubs can benefit from their opportunities to play.”

More information can be found on their website www.nottscyp.org.uk

You can find out more information about the work that EFDS do by visiting their website http://www.efds.co.uk/

Get Involved

If you are an organisation which works with disabled people, Table Tennis England are offering table tennis tables at a subsidised rate, with prices starting from as little as £160.

To find out more information about the scheme and how to apply, please visit the following link https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/organisers/funding/disability-table-grant-scheme/

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