dba Silver trophy in the foreground, with a circle of orange housing the words dba Silver, the lusu logo.

LUSU and the Engine Room were awarded Silver in the reputable design effectiveness awards ceremony (#dba) which took place on Thursday 29th June.

This outstanding accolade is in recognition of the fabulous work The Engine Room has achieved in rebranding and renaming LUSU Sports Ltd.

We can’t even begin to thank Lesley, Darren, Leo and the whole team, who were with us from the start, who created our brand LUSU Sports, a play on our names (Lou and Sue) but with meaning behind the name (Learning United, Sports Unlimited). LUSU logo - a smiley face sat within an orange circle

Throughout the years, Lesley and Darren have not only assisted in creating our fabulous brand, but have become good friends along the journey. The uniqueness of this award, is that it is shared between design company and client – we have an award each which fits together to make one! And this makes it so special.

Photo of photo links to Silver Winners including Purdey's Brand Redesign, Smirnoff Raspberry Crush, LUSU Naming and Branding, Cadbury 100 Campaign, Husasmidjan Retail Store Design and Peter Yard Rebrand
Look at the names of the other companies who also received Silver!

We are very proud of our achievements over the years, some of these are seen in the executive summary of the report.

The full application can be downloaded here.

Summary highlights the 3 objectives of LUSU sports including number of schools worked with, partnering organisations such as the LTA and reaching over 500 children with disabilities.

To team up with your best friend on the LUSU journey is such a privilege and what a ride we’re on!

What a team to work with

We can’t thank the team enough for everything they have done for us. We are inspired every time we step into their creative space. Such a dynamic, friendly and very knowledgable team. LUSU logo - a smiley face sat within an orange circle

The Design Effectiveness Awards are led by the Design Business Association, the national trade association for design.

Opening slide of the presentation Using tennis to help the Parkinson's brain. With logos from LUSU Sports, Reach you Peak and the LTA

Yesterday, LUSU Sports Ltd delivered a “zoom in the room” to a group of physios across the North of England, exploring how playing tennis can help exercise the brain and assist in aiding movement skills. We were supported by Matt Elkington from the LTA Coach Development Team and Reach Your Peak.

It is great to be part of an innovative project, teaming up with the LTA, Physios and working with a specific target audience.

It was great to see the enthusiasm and excitement the physios attending had about introducing tennis into their physical activity sessions and watching their confidence increase with tennis activities. We all had a lot of fun.

A slide from the LUSU presentation titled Benefits of Activity. Bullet points include: Improved health and wellbeing Better sleep Exercise helps you use Dopamine more effectively Fun and interactive sessions Builds rapport Builds confidence - making friends Improve communication skills Small activity can still mean a lot May delay the progression of symptoms
A collage of photos from the activity session showing adults trying Uni hoc. Some are playing standing and some are seated in wheelchairs.

What a fantastic day.

It was so nice to be back with Time Out Group delivering an Inclusive Unihoc and Football activities to young adults with learning disabilities.

Sue regularly attends the sessions showcasing a wide variety of sports, ensuring everyone can join in and have fun.

Group photo of coaches of Time 4 Sport with Sue

LUSU travelled over to the Michelin Sports and Social Club in Stoke City today to deliver an Inclusive PE training course to a group of coaches from Time 4 Sport UK. It was great to interact with the coaching team and see how creative they were using the Sensory and Inclusive PE activity kit. The LUSU Kit was utilised to show the coaches how much you can interact and inspire children with disabilities.

If you are interested in training for your coaching team, please get in touch or have a look at our Training page

Coaches playing tennis using a variety of equipment
Coaches playing ballon volleyball, one playing using a wheelchair

LUSU was really proud to be invited on a couple of occasions, to be part of the A.C.E Saturday morning activity team.

The programme provides access to physical activity in the Bridgehall area in Stockport, for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The children absolutely loved the child focused physical activity and sensory play workshops. We had great fun trying out different sports and a few party games.

Yesterday, LUSU Sports Ltd delivered a fun Inclusive SEND tennis session to children at Active Communities Experiences in Bridge Hall. The children enjoyed the fun sending and receiving tennis activities with their new friends from the local community.

Sue standing outside Manchester City entering the GM Moving Conference

Well Done #GMMoving for a great 2023 Conference.

It started with DanceSyndrome to get us moving, followed by inspirational speakers, including Dr Cordelle Ofor from GM Moving, Andy Burnham and Dame Sarah Storey.

It was great to network and share ideas in the learning breakout rooms.Loved the networking & sharing the ideas.

Photo showing the team of TB Sport coaches and LUSU Sports lining up for a photo

The reviews are in!

Here is what TB Sport staff had to say about their experiences in the Practical Training Workshop delivered by LUSU Sports Ltd around Inclusive PE Practice:

“I found the LUSU training very easy to understand. I also found that the use of different pieces of equipment that are not necessarily conventional are easy to get to grips with. This training enhanced my understanding of a child’s needs.”

Will, Sports & Activities Professional

“I thought it was really eye opening and some of the discussions were thought provoking. During the training I saw a lot of good ideas especially around the adaptations within the activities and how to support people with various additional needs.”

Jake, Physical Education Professional

“ This training session has shown me how you can build upon an activity. You can start simple and add to it to make it more difficult. For throwing & catching activities you can use all different pieces of equipment the activity doesn’t have to just be played with a ball. It can be adapted for any ability.”

Rebecca, Wraparound Activities Professional

Great to be LTA Cheshire Awards ceremony this evening. Lovely and honoured to be mentioned in the Roll of Honour.

Well done to Alex Niepel and team at Hale Tennis Club on you #TennisForAll award, inclusion at the heart.

Photo of the Cheshire LTA Programme of events for the presentation evening
Roll of Honour from the Cheshire LTA Awards from 2019. LUSU Sports Features as winners of the Tennis for All category 2019, 2020, 2021

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