Fife Walk Leaders Training Course

Vivienne McNiven with the new Walk Leaders

Disability Sport Fife has teamed up with the well established and highly respected “Bums off Seats” programme to introduce health walks to participants of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. DSF hopes to encourage member organisations and individual athletes to take advantage of Bums off Seats local health walks that are currently available across Fife to all sections of the community.

This initiative is part of the Get Out and Get Active (GOGA) programme which DSF has signed up to with support from Scottish Disability Sport and Spirit of 2012. In stage one of the initiative, Bums off Seats Programme Coordinator Vivienne McNiven tutored a Volunteer Walk Leaders Training Course in Glenrothes to establish a group of local people/significant others trained to promote and lead health walks on an ongoing basis.

A health walk is a short, local walk usually lasting between 30 and 60 minutes and ½ to 2½ miles long. 12 newly trained walk leaders from schools, Central Fife CSS, Fife College and University of St Andrews etc. will join a network of over 6000 volunteers throughout the UK. The training is recognised by the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health.

Photo: Vivienne McNiven with the new Walk Leaders who will work with DSF members and others.

Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife