Abbots Cross Special Sports Club was started in response to a need in the community for social and sporting activities for people with a learning difficulty. It is run and supported totally by volunteers who give generously of their time and their sporting/coaching talents.
The Club currently has more than 50 members aged between 16 and 60 years, all of whom have a learning disability. We participate in 4 competition sports - table tennis, badminton, aquatics and bocce (bowls without a bias) - and we also provide social sports such as pool and soft ball bocce.
In addition to providing sporting activities for our athletes, many unmeasurable achievements in befriending, socialising and personal development of athletes (and coaches) are a direct outcome of the Club's involvement in the community.
Initially, we started the Club to provide a social outlet, using sports as a focus of interest, for a group of people who may be isolated within their own community because of their special needs. We have progressed to become a large (in terms of numbers) and successful (in terms of competition medals) Club and most athletes have found some type of sport that they can enjoy.
The Club meets ever 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm. For more information, please contact Tom or Lee Armstrong (028 90 853 327).