Me, being active - Cath's story
Cath is from Teesside, and is fanatical about powerchair football. She says that although the sport might not appear to be the most demanding, for a powerchair user it's a wonderful workout.
Activity Alliance recognised Thursday 3 December 2015 as International Day for Disabled People with the release of the 'Me, being active' video series. These films highlight individual disabled people's stories of being active and echo advice contained within the Being Active Guide.
Cath told Activity Alliance:
There is not another feeling like knowing that you've been part of a match-changing goal. I didn't know that euphoria before playing powerchair football.
If someone told me I couldn't play powerchair football ever again I'd be absolutely gutted. It means that much to me.
The Being Active guide, created in partnership by the Activity Alliance and Disability Rights UK, talks directly to disabled people. It was released in 2014 to give inactive disabled people access to relevant information, to have control over where, what and how they can start being active.
Cath said of working with Activity Alliance and the production company, Fuzzy Duck:
"Making the film was really fun. It was really relaxed and I felt like I was chatting to my mates. I could talk about powerchair football all day, and Activity Alliance and Fuzzy Duck let me!
"I hope that people who don't know about powerchair football will see the video and look up their local club, so that they can start playing football too."
The Being Active guide is available in accessible PDF and EasyRead formats. For more information on Being Active, contact Activity Alliance by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01509 227750.
Activity Alliance is the operating name for the English Federation of Disability Sport. This film, first published in 2015, was updated in line with our new brand in March 2019.