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Sports & physical activity

Jigsaw (Bury) & Special Olympics Bury

Special Olympics Bury is an independent branch of the national Special Olympics organisation. The Bury branch is run and managed in partnership with Jigsaw (Bury), a registered charity providing sports and social activities for young disabled people, with a joining age of 13.

 

While the majority of Special Olympics branches are competition-oriented, the aim of the partnership with Jigsaw is for access to sport to be widened. All our sessions are inclusive and cater to all abilities, and for all service users with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and sensory impairments, as we support our members to reach their sporting potential and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We also participate in local, regional and national sporting competitions, if funding can be secured.

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Special Olympics GB Ambassador

On Thursday 10th November 2022, Special Olympics Bury were invited to meet Special Olympics Great Britain ambassador, Jack Grealish, at Manchester City Football Academy. 4 athletes from Special Olympics Bury attended along with supporting staff members. The group watched Manchester City players train. Everyone had a fantastic day and felt very lucky to be involved. Thank you to Special Olympics & Jack for the opportunity - we have memories to last a lifetime!

Our sports

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Yoga & Pilates

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Gym

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Basketball

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Horse Riding

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Boxing

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Cheerleading & Dance Fit

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Athletics

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Swimming

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Cycling

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Table Tennis

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Football & Netball

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Badminton & Rounders

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Boccia & Kurling

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Dodgeball

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Cricket

Boccia

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Did you know Jigsaw has successfully achieved the Boccia Boost 'Bronze' accreditation status from Boccia England by providing a safe place to play Boccia.

Jigsaw currently has 2 Boccia Teams in the National North West Boccia England League. Our teams include:

 

  • Jigsaw Bury All Stars

  • Jigsaw Bury Hot Shots

Jigsaw were the first sports club in Greater Manchester to receive the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) Clubmark. We have Boccia England Accreditation.

 

You can read the Boccia England Safeguarding-Children-Policy and Boccia England Safeguarding-Adults-Policy here.

 

You can read the Boccia England Code of Conduct here: https://www.bocciaengland.org.uk/documentation-policies