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ALL 2-gether Now launches at Lane

Posted on 17 November 2008  - 12:00

White Hart Lane hosted the first installment of the ALL 2-gether Now project, which aims to provide general disability awareness training within mainstream and specific disability sports.

ALL 2-gether Now launches at Lane

White Hart Lane hosted the first installment of the ALL 2-gether Now project, which aims to provide general disability awareness training within mainstream and specific disability sports.

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation ran a training session for up to 35 Year 10 young leaders from the East Barnet Partnership, kick-starting the initiative.

The training was divided into two parts and involved theory-based disability awareness training including physical, sensory awareness, the social verses medical model and communication techniques.

The ALL 2-gether Now project, which is funded by 95.8 Capital FM's Help a London Child new sport programme Free Sport For All, provides general disability awareness training focusing on specific inclusion issues within sport such as communicating with disabled people.

James Isaac, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Disability Inclusion Manager said: "The project will deliver a new dimension to social inclusion within sport for young people with disability. This is the first project of its kind to be run by a football club and the first training session across all four boroughs involved.

"Each borough will receive 35 hours of training up until May and then a further 35 hours of training afterwards. As part of the scheme students will be deployed to schools to assist with disabled pupils in after school clubs."

95.8 Capital FM's Help a London Child Grants Manager, Richard Horsnell, said: "It's great to see people benefiting from the 'Free Sport For All' programme. We are delighted to be funding the All 2-gether Now project and our aim is to create a legacy by enabling further inclusion of disabled children and young people into a variety of sports."

The ALL 2-gether Now project will be delivered by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, with the help of Arsenal in the Community, on behalf of Pro-Active North London and the London Sports Forum For Disabled People. The project is supported by the Haringey Special Schools Sports Co-ordinator Programme.

The All 2-gether Now initiative will coach staff at primary, secondary and special schools, colleges and universities within the Pro-Active North London area (Haringey, Enfield, Barnet and Waltham Forest) who commit to Inclusive and Active: A Sport and Physical Activity Action Plan For Disabled People in London 2007 - 2012.