Cheshire Academy New Age Kurling Club
What is new age Kurling
New age Kurling is like the original curling game traditionally played on ice however it has been especially adapted so that it can be played indoors. Instead of curling stones it has plastic discs with ball bearing type wheels on the underside enabling the game to be played on almost any flat surface-carpet, vinyl, marble and even on a car park. The discs are pushed at a floor target.
What our club offers
The Cheshire Academy New Age Kurling club enables children and young adults with physical disabilities, learning and intellectual disabilities, children who are hearing and visually impaired and registered blind to take part in the sport of Kurling. Our club also welcomes children and young adults who are Wheelchair Users. We train children and young adults from beginner level upwards. It is great fun and children and young adults have the opportunity to meet and make new friends.
When was the club formed
The Cheshire Academy new age Kurling was founded in 2011. It was created to be especially accessible to children and adults with a disability although you needn't have to have a disability in order to play or be a member.
A pusher can be used to assist with launching of disc
Who can play
Almost anyone. It can be played by individuals with and without a disability and of any age. They can play as individuals or as part of a team.
What sort of disabilities does the club cater for
The New Age Kurling club is attended by children and young adults with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, muscular dystrophy as well as children and young adults with a range of learning and intellectual disabilities.
What about athletes who partially sighted or registered blind
The Cheshire Academy has many years of experience working with children and young adults who are partially sighted or registered blind and the sport is readily adaptable.
What if you are a wheelchair user
If an individual has limited arm strength or movement or has difficulty in leaning down to launch the Kurling disc then a specially adapted ramp can be used to assist.
Is the sport appropriate for use in Schools
Absolutely. Local Schools already attend the Academy with their pupils to play New Age Kurling. It is a wonderful activity where pupils with and without disabilities can play and compete and learn skills together in an integrated setting. Even teachers get involved.
How to contact the club
For more information about joining the New Age Kurling club contact the Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Jane on (01270) 255355 or alternatively come in and have a chat with us at the Cheshire Academy on Macon Way in Crewe.