For a number of years the Ability PLUS group has organised a series of school competitions for young people with additional needs . The programme has at least one sport per half term, with different venues across the county being used,ensuring that everyone has opportunities to participate.
Some sports follow competition formats and others a festival type with skills and challenges. The competitions are organised by National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) and local clubs & coaches, who not only talent spot but also ensure that there are opportunities for participants to continue the sport in the community.
The 2014 PLUS competition programme was integrated into the School Games. There are currently 8 competitions for those with a range of impairments included within the School Games programme, including Aspire competitions for participants with SEN/D. The group are also working with the ProjectAbility lead school to ensure that competitions are inclusive. For more information visit the School Games pages on the Living Sport website.
The Ability PLUS group also support the Lord Taverners U19 Boccia & Table Cricket competitions, as well as FA’s ParAbility Football.
South Cambs District Council run an Indoor Athletics PLUS Competition and an Outdoor PLUS competition outside of the School Games.
The Competitions Calendar 2015-16 for the academic year has been finalised, please click the link to view.
For more information in the criteria around SEN/D, Aspire and PLUS competitions please click the following link: Competition-plans-for-2015-16