Latest CSN Articles

From this point on, the Community Sport Network team will no longer be sending out articles.

It was established in August 2013 as a free to access news-line on all things happening in Community Sport. It was set up as a small contribution to the legacy of London 2012 which inspired us all and will live long in our memories.

Nearly five years down the track there are now a number of other respected sporting news offerings online, so we thank you for your readership and support which has extended to over 200 countries, and wish you all well in your ongoing efforts to help create a fitter, healthier sporting nation.

Thanks for being a part of it!

  • Comments: 0
  • 12 October 2016 12:56
  • in Local
  • Visits: 650
  • table tennis
  • Last Modified: 14 October 2016 05:34
  • (Current Rating 0.0/5 Stars) Total Votes: 0

Table Tennis and Alzheimer's: Evidence of a brighter future, together!

0 0
To mark last month’s World Alzheimer’s Day, Birchwood Grange Care Home were recipients of a new Table Tennis Table donated by the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT) Foundation to help provide therapeutic assistance to residents with Alzheimer’s. 

At a celebration event, officially opened by the Mayors of Brent and Harrow, residents of Birchwood Grange were given the opportunity to try out the new table under the expert guidance of volunteers from the BAT Foundation.

The Mayor of Harrow and the Mayor of Brent officially ‘cut the ribbon’ in a less than traditional way by playing the first official game of Table Tennis against one another on the new table, before joining forces in a doubles match against BAT Foundation volunteers.

The donation, led by the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT) Foundation and supported by London Sport and Table Tennis England, builds on research commissioned by the BAT Foundation which points to the positive impact of Table Tennis in delaying symptoms in early onset Alzheimer’s and significantly reducing cognitive decline.

Barry Kelly, Strategic Lead – Physical Activity for Health, London Sport said:
"This is a really exciting step in helping to demonstrate the positive role that sport can play in supporting people with Alzheimer’s. London Sport is delighted to be involved and thrilled to be able to build on our existing work with introducing adapted sport opportunities to care homes in London.”

Ian Craigton-Chambers, Creative Director of the BAT Foundation said: 
"With the proactive support of London Sport and Table Tennis England, together with the expertise of King's College London, we have established a successful formula to make a difference in the lives of both those affected by the condition as well as those caring for them."
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Yahoo Buzz
  • StumbleUpon

No Comments Yet...

Leave a reply

Name: Required Field.
Email Address: Required Field. Not visible
Captcha Code: Required Field.
Comment: Required Field.