NORTH LONDON UNITED
Each week a small team of volunteers delivers a structured session tailored around the various abilities within the group.
We reinforce our Health and Nutrition value in various ways in this project. Sessions start with a group warm up that aims to target physical areas of development most common to people with Down's syndrome - low muscle tone, agility, balance, coordination and speed.
With the group split up (based on age and individual ability), the main part of the session involves coaching practical elements - Passing, Turning, Dribbling, Shooting, Running with the ball.
To conclude the session the group either finish with a match or a set of games.
All activities in the session are delivered in a safe environment with safeguarding at the forefront of everything.
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The Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation works with North London United to provide a new community based grassroot sport project for young people aged 5 - 19 years old with Down’s Syndrome (DS).
North London United exists to provide opportunities for young people with DS to participate in football activities that help to develop their skills and technique, introduce them to meeting new people and encourage a physical and healthy lifestyle.