Scarf Member
"Multi-Sports is great as it gives our son the chance to do something without us and gives him a bit more independence for a while."
Our Multi Sports Club for 18-25 year olds is funded thanks to the HIWCF Get Active, Get Involved Funding.

Multi Sports sessions are for children/young people with additional/special needs from 7 to 25 years (split into two clubs, 7-17 and 18-25 years).

Scarf’s Multi Sports sessions are for children/young people with additional needs from 7 to 25 years and take place on Saturday mornings during term-time (usually in the New Milton area).  We have two clubs, one for 7-17 year olds, and one for 18-25 year olds.  Parents/carers do not need to stay with their child/young person as support workers and volunteers will be there to support everyone throughout the session.

For June/July 2024 we are doing tennis with our coach, Ray, at Ballard School.

Please see the flier here for details on the club for 7-17 year olds.

Please see the flier here for details on our clubs for 18-25 year olds.

There is some flexibility on the ages if you feel your child is better suited to the older or younger club. 

What We Offer

We offer 5 week blocks of a different sport each half term. The aim is to try out a variety of different sports over the year with experienced coaches, get fitter, have fun, make new friends, gain new skill and possibly progress into a regular club!  The sports we have tried include tennis, basketball, fun dance, yoga, taekwondo, cycling, cricket, fencing, kayaking, football, and we are always willing to try new sports.

Who We Support

At our term-time clubs (Multi Sports and Youth Club) and Scarf 2 activities, where support workers are present, we strive to include everyone and our aim is that parents/carers do not need to stay for these activities. 

However, there may be times when we cannot meet a member’s needs without support from the parent/carer.  At present Scarf staff are not able to assist with lifting and intimate personal care needs – if a child/young person is likely to have needs in these areas during one of our clubs a parent/carer would need to stay on site and they would be responsible to support the child/young person’s needs during the activity.

Children/young people requiring extra support with their behaviour may not be able to attend all activities operated by Scarf.  Whilst Scarf support children and young adults with additional needs we also must consider the safety, health and wellbeing of all in the group including our support team.  For that reason, any acts of violence, aggression or abuse will not be tolerated.  Scarf will work with the support team and parents to understand the actions that lead to any incident and will decide whether Scarf can continue to support the individuals involved.

Please do contact a member of the Scarf team or Committee if you have any queries regarding the support needs of your child/young person.

Multi Sports Tennis 2024
During June/July 2024 we have 5 weeks of tennis with our tennis coach, Ray. The group will be playing games, learning forehands/backhands, hitting lots of balls and using the ball machine. All delivered with Ray’s fun-loving, friendly approach!

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