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A local mom has started an inclusive sports league that allows children to connect and play in an accessible environment. Sport plays an integral role in a child’s development. First and foremost, it helps improve their physical health. Stronger muscles, bones and heart, and reduced body fat all contribute to improving one’s overall physical health. As we participate in sports, we release serotonin which helps improve feelings of well-being. By reducing stress, depression and anxiety, we are helping to improve overall happiness. Finally, one enhances their social skills through sport. Some of the skills that can be learned and improved are teamwork, fair play, communication, respect, following rules, leadership and independence. As you can see, having your children participate in some sort of sport is beneficial to their self-development. 

A difficulty Lindsay was running into with Blake, her daughter, was that come winter time, finding activities for her daughter to participate in that were accessible and safe were few and far between. Blake uses a wheelchair as her method of transportation. Finding fun ways for Blake to weight bear and walk is a daily challenge, but one that needs to be done for proper development. She decided she wanted to create a league that allowed these children the ability to socialize and play with others of the same caliber and ability. This is how Walker Soccer began. Walker Soccer is an inclusive league designed for children to help improve physical activity and enhance their social skills. 

We understand that new environments and group settings can be overwhelming for some children –  that is why siblings are encouraged to join. With the help of a sibling or friend, the child feels comfortable and safe and enjoys their time at Walker Soccer. All children will need to be accompanied by a caregiver. This specific league is designed for children between the ages of 4 and 12. 

They just finished up their first session at Compass Church (345 Pond Mills Road) and are hoping to have another session in the fall if they gather enough interest. To register, please email burdislindsay@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns about the league, please feel free to email Lindsay Burdis.


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