With a wide range of timetabled, internal and external sport and exercise opportunities there is something for everyone at Derwen College.
Sport and exercise opportunities on offer at Derwen include basketball, boccia, dance, football, rounders, netball, walking, New Age Kurling and swimming. All of these activities can be enjoyed on campus in our indoor heated swimming pool, sports hall, dance studio, fully equipped gym and football field. During 2018 we are fundraising for our project to redevelop our fitness centre and build a dedicated hydro-therapy pool – if you would like to find out more click here.
Learn how to swim, develop your water skills and work towards Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) recognised distance awards. There is also the annual Swimming Gala in the summer term to take part in which is great fun.
With strong links to community clubs and organisations, external sport and exercise opportunities are available for all to enjoy. In football the college is represented in the 3 Counties Football League, North Wales Pan Disability league and has a partnership with Chester FC Community Trust which supports our female football team: the Derwen Devas. Derwen College also works with Shrewsbury Town FC and current Welsh Premier League champions, The New Saints. Derwen’s female football team has played at the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City FC and some of the students play for the Shrewsbury Town Down Syndrome team.
Through North Shropshire Special Olympics weekly groups attend boccia, swimming, badminton, table tennis and athletics sessions. Students get the opportunity to complete in these sports as well as skiing.
Derwen College is also proud to have strong links with Shropshire Cricket Board, Shropshire Paddle Sports, Telford Powerchair Football Club, Phensync, The Tennis Foundation/LTA, and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards which provide further opportunities for the students.
If you like indoor games various activities are available in the Student Union such as table football, skittles and the Nintendo wii.
All students are encouraged to choose a sport to go on their timetable but there are lots of extra sport clubs and activities available during the evening and on weekends.