About Sporting Challenge

Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents themselves.

Our charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Our activities improve members health, fitness, well being and enjoyment of physical activity. These activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

We support people in the West Lancashire area with learning disabilities to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities.

In Sporting Challenge’s Constitution the Objectives are “To Provide or assist in the provision of opportunities and facilities in the interest of social welfare for the physical recreation or other leisure time occupation for individuals who need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances, in particular people with learning difficulties with the object of improving their conditions of life.”

Sporting Challenge is managed by a committee consisting of parents and volunteers.

People who live in West Lancashire can access our activities.

The Trustees for the year 2020-2021 are:

  1. Alasdair Watson (Chairman/Trustee/Parent)
  2. Mildred Watson (Secretary/Trustee/Parent)
  3. Gary Reece (Vice Chairman/Trustee/Parent
  4. Kate Brady (Trustee/Parent/Safeguarding Officer)
  5. Marie Monk (Trustee/Parent)
  6. Chris Taylor (Trustee/Parent)

Other Committee Members are:

Edward McCarthy (Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser/Charity Treasurer/Officer of the Charity).