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									                             Deaf Athletics Day
                            Saturday 21 May 2011

                            INFORMATION PACK


Venue
Alexander Stadium
Walsall Road
Perry Barr
Birmingham
B42 2LR
Telephone Number: 0121 464 8008
http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/alexander

Directions




Car Parking is £5 all day. Go to Car Park A and make your own way to the Stadium.

Public Transport: Buses 51, 52A

Programme

     08:30          Team Briefing
     09:30          Registration
     10:00          Assemble in Stadium
                    Opening Speech
     10:30          Group Warm Up
     11:00          Split into groups coaching
                    activities
     12:30pm        Lunch
     1:00pm         Short Form Athletics
     3:00pm         Presentations & Round Up
     3:30pm         Evaluations & Depart

Please be aware that activities are subject to change at short notice due to
circumstances beyond our control.
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Target Audience
The Project is for deaf children and young people aged between 8-25 years.

Registration
All participants must fill in the registration form prior to the event. You will need to
sign in at the registration desk when you arrive so please try and arrive by 9:30am.
Everyone will be provided with a name label.

Please include an email address on the form where possible so that we can add
you to a mailing list so that you are notified of any future events as well as other
activities that we plan to run that is deemed age appropriate e.g. playschemes and
youth activities.

Costs
There will be a charge of £2.50 per person. Cheques will need to be made
payable to ‘BID Services’ or cash can be paid.

Lunch
Lunch is from 12.30 - 1.00pm.
You must bring a packed lunch for your child – lunch will not be provided.
As your child(ren) will be active all day, please make sure they bring lots to drink
with them.

Health and Safety
All staff and volunteers have been assessed for safety concerns to include
insurance and Criminal Bureau Checks (CRB).
Members of St John’s Ambulance will be present to deal with First Aid.

Photography
An official photographer will be present taking photographs for publicity for the Deaf
Athletics Day and for our partners. If you must take photographs please ensure
they feature only your child(ren). Photographs of children are very sensitive so
please do not share photographs of other children on the internet. If you do not
wish your child(ren) to be photographed please inform a member of staff.

Communication
All youngsters will be able to understand what is going on whatever their preferred
communication method is. All activities will be delivered in a Deaf friendly
environment.

Progression
There will be an opportunity for your child(ren) to join your local athletics club with
support from us with potential for progression to Deaf UK Athletics.




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What to bring/wear
  Sports Clothes e.g. tracksuit, sweaters, shorts, tee-shirt and trainers.
  A change of clothes and a towel in case your child(ren) get wet.
  Long hair should be tied back.
  No jewellery should be worn.
  Sun-cream if the sun comes out!
  If your child(ren) has a cochlear implant or prefers to remove hearing aids
 during activities, please provide a labelled waterproof box for them to store the
 equipment in.
  Inhalers or any other medication if required although we will not take any
 responsibility for administrating any medication during the event other than First
 Aid.

Valuables
We will not take any responsibility for valuables.

Parents/Guardians
We would like parents to stay on-site to watch the activities. However, it helps us
manage the day and the children’s safety better if you could please bear in mind
the following points:

  1. Please can you clearly wear the name label/badge given to you so we can
     identify you as a parent/guardian.

  2. Please don’t interrupt the activities once they are taking place as it can take
     attention away from the children and affect safety.

  3. Please do not enter the children’s changing rooms/toilet area whilst groups are
     in there.

  4. During breaks including lunchtime, please do not take your child(ren) off-site.

  5. We would prefer it if you don’t take photographs but if you need to please
     ensure they only feature your child(ren).

  6. Please ensure you have signed your child(ren) out before heading off at the
     end of the day. (Please do not just tell a member of staff you are leaving, we
     do require you to sign them out).

Donations
BID Services will endeavour to find funding to develop and maintain a programme
of activities, donations would be gratefully accepted and will assist in ensuring the
longevity of the Deaf Sports Project/Youth Service which will in turn have a positive
impact on the lives of young deaf people.




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About Birmingham Deaf Sports Project
BID Services, with a number of partners, is running a Deaf Sports Project for deaf
youngsters aged between 8 to 25 years. The project has been designed to
promote sports and allow deaf youngsters to try them out. This will be an action
packed programme for all levels of ability and the activities will be split into age
groups where appropriate.

There will be regular activities at different times. Some activities will be based at
suitable sporting venues such as the NIA; some will be at the Deaf Cultural Centre
or at an alternative venue in Birmingham or outdoors. Qualified coaches will be
appointed and there may be potential for individuals to participate in tournaments.

Contacts
Alison Leach
Projects Manager
BID Services
Deaf Cultural Centre
Ladywood Road
Birmingham
B16 8SZ
Email: alison.leach@bid.org.uk
SMS: 07872403781
Or leave a telephone message on 0121 246 6100.



Thank you!




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