The Spectrum Project continues to go from strength to strength across the city, in its continued partnership with Premiership Rugby and Comic Relief. Working with special schools and specialist centres across the Greater Bristol area, Spectrum works with over 250 young people and adults per week with special educational needs and disabilities.
With a wider inclusive remit encompassing schools, sixth forms, colleges, day care providers and community groups – Spectrum delivers schools PE, outreach and CPD sessions (Spectrum Sports); bespoke curriculum programmes at Ashton Gate Stadium (Disability Journalism Programme); all year round personal development initiatives (Five Star You); and a range of other physical and social engagements activities for all ages and a wide range of additional needs.
Most recently Spectrum has launched its full-time wheelchair rugby programme at Ashton Park Sports Centre. Weekly sessions for youth of all abilities – the Bristol Cubs - run as a long term inroad to our adults club for physically disabled adults -the Bristol Bears.
The Spectrum Project is also responsible for the delivery of the Disability element of the national initiative Project Rugby, developed and funded in full partnership by the RFU and Premiership Rugby. Project Rugby sees over 15 hours per week of inclusive rugby sessions delivered across the city for participants aged 16 and over, leading to the end goal of mixed-ability rugby in the city.