BUCS Inclusion Week 2019

We want to make sport and activity an option for everyone.

As members of BUCS, we’re proud to support the BUCS Inclusion Week and hope we can showcase lots of the ways everyone can get involved in sport, give YOU the opportunity to tell us what we can do better and also provide opportunities to learn more about barriers to participation.

We’ll have some of our current students showcasing their own stories. Make sure you’re following on twitter and Instagram to find out more about our volunteers work with community groups, how participants got involved and a takeover by our Wheelchair basketball team! Read more about BUCS inclusion week on the BUCS Website.

Get Involved

Tuesday 5 March

GIVE IT A GO

Wheelchair Basketball and VI Tennis

12-2pm

Quad

Thursday 7 March

Inclusive Activity Programme Workshops

Join us for this free workshop

To secure a place on this course please email marc3.wood@northumbria.ac.uk by no later than Monday 4th March. Please note places are first come first serve and you will be notified if you have been successful.

9.30 – 12.30

Sport Central  

Thursday 7 March

GIVE IT A GO

Visually Impaired Golf

Gain an insight on how having a sight impairment can affect day – day life

12-2pm

Quad

Thursday 7 March

This Girl Can Run

Open to everyone this Active Newcastle fun run (jog, walk, skip!) takes part at Exhibition Park

6pm

Its Free… just register here

Some Facts

  • Northumbria’s participation sport CLUBS are open to EVERYONE and our sport facilities are accessible and inclusive! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before!
  • We understand that sometimes knowing you’re going to see a friendly face helps you get or stay involved in sport and activity – If you like we can ‘buddy’ you up with a current member so you’ve got friendly face you already know.
  • Northumbria Sport has a big commitment to supporting the delivery of disability sport in the community. We have volunteers engaged in sessions with local groups including Tynemet college and LD North East
  • Our Wheelchair basketball club has developed hugely since its launch in 2016. 7 members take part each week and are currently through to the British University Championships which will take place at Nottingham University on the 9th March. PLUS member Bev Held is currently nominated for a NE Disability Sport Award
  • At the 2016 Rio Paralympics Northumbria had 4 Para Swimmers compete. Bringing home 6 medals, which would have put Northumbria 51st in the medals table if it were a country - ahead of Czech Republic, Denmark and Argentina!
  • MSc Sport Management student, current world champion and all round Northumbria legend Taka Suzuki will hope to compete in his 5th Paralympic games in 2020 in Tokyo – which will also be his home games.

Our clubs are friendly and inclusive and we also have partnerships with local LGBTA Friendly clubs – Ravens (Rugby), Panthers (Football) and Frontrunners (Running)

Tell us more

We are constantly developing what we do. Why not help us make what we do even more inclusive. Take 2 minutes to highlight something on your mind or share your ideas. Click here to fill out our survey