Children have been getting active with the no limits inclusive After-School Club hosted by Pompey in the Community.
The sessions, for young people aged 5 to 18, are funded by BBC Children in need and have been running weekly since April.
They allow children who have a wide range of complex learning needs – as well as physical disabilities – the opportunity to engage in different sporting activities.
The project sees Pompey in the Community work in partnership with several national governing bodies, such as the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
And as the hub for the hampshire disability Tennis network in Portsmouth, the scheme allows those who attend the chance to engage positively in tennis and learn new skills along the way.
The sessions, which are delivered on the Barclays Spaces for Sports site at Bransbury Park, see tennis coaches from the LTA and FA level two football coaches deliver the sessions to 25 young people.
The children learn new skills and games, while making friends and increasing their general level of physical activity. It is hoped this increased level of participation will help improve the participants’ self-confidence, as well as giving them a chance to socialise as they take part in a wide range of Paralympic and Olympic sports.
If you would like to find out more about the no limits inclusive After- School Club sessions, contact Pompey in the Community’s respectability co-ordinator Charlotte Bishop on (023) 9275 2900 or alternatively you can e-mail her on charlotte.bishop@ pompeyitc.org.uk.