Featured in Spokeout Winter 2011
Written by Aidan Knight
Thu, 23 Aug 2012
Dublin Swifts

Dublin Swifts

The Dublin Swifts youth club is moving forward with a smart new look writes AIDAN KNIGHT, volunteer coach.

On Sunday 16th October, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, visited the Oliver Murphy Sports Hall at IWA Clontarf to help the Dublin Swifts launch their new logo, sports gear and wheelchairs. He was very generous with his time and his comments, even if his wheelchair skills could do with a bit of fine-tuning - as was evident in the ensuing basketball match!

The Dublin Swifts is a wheelchair sports club which caters for children and adolescents who are wheelchair users. The focus of the Sunday morning club is on participation, fun, friendship and inclusion for all, through sports. The club, which started off with a few children and parents attending on a Sunday morning, has grown overtime and currently has about 40 members.

A number of parents have successfully completed different coaching courses and take turns in coaching the members. Parents also volunteer their time to ensure that other activities and outings run smoothly. Different outings take place at different times of the year, most recently a very enjoyable trip to Dublin Zoo and a great ‘Night at the Dogs’ in Harold’s Cross.

New members are always welcome. The club meets most Sunday mornings in the main hall in IWA Clontarf from 10am-12noon.

Further details can be obtained from Aidan Knight on tel: 087 2377506 or from IWA Sport on tel: 01 818 6400.