Alligators growing

February 8th, 2011 by News Desk

ASHFORD Athletic Club has used recent funding to provide new sports equipment for athletes who are members of the Ashford Alligators Athletics group, which provides coaching and competition for disabled youngsters.
Funding has also be secured for coach development activities to help raise awareness and understanding of working with athletes with disabilities/special needs such as attending specific courses and conferences.
“The club has had several success stories with disabled athletes particularly Candy Hawkins, Vicky Silk and Paralympics Medallist Jonathan Ward who attended four Paralympics games,” said Alligators coach Peter Le Rossignol. “This new equipment and funding for coach development will really help us support the next generation of potential Paralympians.”
Ashford Athletic Club is currently the only Kent athletics club with a specialised disability section. The Alligators is open to any young person with a disability aged 9 to 17 years old.
The club offers a fun introduction to sport with a focus on athletes but will include other sports All activities are led by highly experienced and qualified club coaches and offer close supervision to those attending (numbers are limited to 15 participants per session and must be booked in advance.
The Alligators are run Bi-weekly during school terms at the Julie Rose Stadium from 5.30-6.30pm. (All participants must be accompanies by a parent or carer). This facility holds an ‘Inclusive Fitness Initiative Facility’ certificate and has indoor and outdoor facilities which are fully accessible.
If you would like to know more information or would like to try the Alligators please contact Pete Le Rossignol on 07838 122 568 or

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