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ACTIVE 8-2-16 FLINTSHIRE

Activities:  Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cheerleading, Dance, Fencing, Football, Health & Fitness, Judo, Karate, Professional Wrestling, Swimming, Table Tenni.


Membership: Behavioural Difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Electric Wheelchair User, Learning Disability, Manual Wheelchair User, Pan Disability, Physical Disability (ambulant), PMLD and Visually Impaired.


Club Address:    County Hall, Mold, CH7 6ND


Contact Details: 01352 702481 // yen_leung@flintshire.gov.uk


What is Active 8-2-16?

The programme is a ‘Sport and Physical Activity on Referral Initiative’ available to young people.

The aim is to increase long term participation in sport and physical activity by raising awareness of the benefits of sport, physical activity and healthy lifestyles to young people and their families.


What do we want to achieve from Active 8-2-16?

We would like young people to receive a safe and effective introduction to sport and physical activity and be encouraged to continue to take part beyond the referral period, empowering clients to take control of their health and address lifestyle issues.


Who is referred onto the programme?

The programme is aimed for young people aged 8-16 who suffer from social, emotional and physical difficulties, these can include:

Diabetes (controlled), Asthma, Obesity, Eating Disorders, Obsessional Compulsive Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression/Anxiety, Low Confidence/Self Esteem, Learning disability and Cerebral palsy.


Young people are referred to the Active 8-16 programme through Child Health Professions. These include:

Physiotherapists, Paediatric Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, School Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Paediatricians,

Behaviour Support Team, Youth Workers and Support Workers.


The young person will be referred for 10 "FREE" sessions of sport or exercise under the supervision of an experienced and qualified coach. 


For more information head over to: http://www.disability-sport-wales.org


All children will be screened by health professionals for their suitability to take part in Active 8-16.

For further information contact Yen Leung  -   Active 8-2-16 coordinator