New Adaptive Sporting Activities
April 3, 2018
Soulcial Trust, in partnership with Krousar Thmey, a Cambodian NGO working for the protection of disadvantaged children, started its blind football trainings with the children from the Krousar Thmey’s school of Siem Reap last week. Around 20 children attended the first trainings. Our new coach and team member, Metrisak, introduced the young players to the bell ball and the specific vocabulary of blind football.
The endless laughter and smiles were the testimony that the children had a lot of fun playing football (the first time for most of them) and fully enjoyed their experience with our team. The blind football trainings will keep taking place twice a week at the Krousar Thmey’s school until the end of the school year to the great pleasure of the kids… and the trainers!
In addition to blind football, XLability is planning on starting wheelchair tennis in partnership with Tennis Cambodia in the upcoming weeks. The trainings will take place every Saturday at the sport centre located on the ICF Campus and will be led by Scott Windus.
By developing our adaptive sports activities in Siem Reap, we aim to reach and impact more people in the Siem Reap province, giving them access to the benefits of sports such as: improving their physical and psychological health, making friends, becoming more autonomous, increasing their social skills, boosting their self confidence, and having fun!