A NEW multi-sports club for young people and adults with additional needs and disabilities starts in Easingwold next week.

Hambleton District Council has secured nearly £900 from North Yorkshire Sport’s Sportivate Fund to set up the new club.

It aims raise awareness in disability sport and show people across the area what is available for them locally, regionally and at national level.

The initial eight-week course kicks off next Wednesday - November 15 - and will offer coaching in recognised disability sports - that will include boccia, new age curling, bowling and dodge ball.

“I want to encourage and support people - whatever their ability - to join in, have fun, keep fit and develop positively in a sporting environment,” said the authority’s inclusive sports officer Joe Mckechnie.

“This funding has enabled the district council to set up a multi-sports club in Easingwold for the first time - which means disability sport can continue to develop and grow across the district, which is very exciting.”

Sessions will be taking place every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Easi Works in Easingwold and the cost is £3 per session.

Places are limited therefore booking is essential.

For more information and to book a place at the sessions contact Joe McKechnie on 01609-767261 or email joe.mckechnie@hambleton.gov.uk

There are also coaching and volunteering opportunities available at the club - which says it is always happy to gain extra support for the sessions and would welcome anyone with an interest to get involved with the activities.