We’re really proud of this. Christopher Wheeler has been Activated by one of our new coach, Darren Doherty. Chris is our first person with autism to be trained up and we’re delighted at how he threw himself into the programme.
Chris has been playing at the Westway Wallball club for a few years now and has decided to take things to the next level. He has expressed an interest in coaching and Darren, newly appointed full time coach at Westway, took him through our Activator course.
Over a few hours Chris learnt the basics of coaching – not only how to teach people how to hit the ball properly, but also learning the communication skills necessary to lead a group. Going forward Chris will start running sessions with Darren on a Tuesday night and soon he’ll be helping us out at our big events acorss the UK.
The Wallball Activator Course is available to anyone who’d like to run sessions or consider taking coaching more seriously.