Special needs children’s racketball club lessons at Beau Sejour thanks to funding from Bedell Cristin

June 24th, 2013 by Bedell Group

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Mick Mahy, Guernsey special needs children’s racketball club coach, teaching racketball to Jolian James, Anya Aldous, and Sabato Folmi at Beau Sejour (click image to expand – image courtesy of Bedell Cristin)

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey has provided funding for the special needs children’s racketball club.

The Guernsey Squash and Racketball Association launched the club in October 2010.

Mick Mahy, who runs the club, said demand had increased since it was first established.

“When we first set up the special needs children’s racketball club we ran two sessions a week and had seven children taking part.”

“As attendance grew we increased the number of sessions to four per week,” he said.

“I now have 13 youngsters, between the ages of nine and 13 with ADHD, Down Syndrome, Autism and learning difficulties attending each week,” said Mr Mahy.

“Without the financial support from companies such as Bedell Cristin we would not be able to continue to meet the demand for special needs racketball training so we are extremely grateful for the contribution being made,” he said.

Mr Mahy has run 1,365 group sessions since the club was formed just two-and-a-half years ago.

He also runs one-to-one sessions where each child is able to participate in 40 minutes of active exercise and training.

The special needs children’s racketball sessions take place at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre.

Please contact Mick Mahy on 07911 720235 or email [email protected] if you would like more information about the special needs children’s racketball club.

 

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