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Aspire announces GLL and LCiL as first partners to lead InstructAbility

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise which has pioneered new ways of delivering and investing in community sport, leisure and cultural services, is the first leisure operator to lead the InstructAbility scheme at a local level. The project, delivered in partnership with YMCA Training and funded by Sport England, enables disabled people to become fitness professionals. The London-based ... Read More »

Typhoo and EFDS tea-m up in 2017 to support disabled athletes

Typhoo and the national charity the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have teamed up again in 2017 to provide disabled athletes with more sporting opportunities to compete across England. It will be the third year that Typhoo will add an extra ‘OO’ to the National Junior Athletics Championships and nine regional qualifiers, aiming to increase the number of disabled ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training awareness week

Over three years, more than 7,000 people have benefitted from Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training. As a result, tens of thousands of disabled people are leading a more active lifestyle. The programme is reaching its final six months of this funding cycle and the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is using an awareness week to celebrate the successes so far. ... Read More »

Twin sisters skate to Special Olympics success for the US

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain GRAZ, March 21, 2017 – As a child, Sharita Taylor, now 26, was diagnosed with autism and had little chance of walking normally, let alone find success in sport. However, instead of giving up and with the support of her family, she and twin sister Shaye discovered a passion when they were ... Read More »

Healthy Athletes: 20 years providing free medical treatment at Special Olympics

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain Sometimes, when athletes are competing in major events such as the Special Olympics, basics such as proper medical treatment in their home countries are taken for granted. However, this can be a difficult challenge in areas where incomes are modest or visiting a doctor regularly is not a priority. More than 200m ... Read More »

British Blind Sport and RDA launch guide to visually impaired equestrian sport

British Blind Sport and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) are proud to launch a new educational resource, designed to support visually impaired (VI) people who take part in equestrian sport and activities. National charities, British Blind Sport and the RDA are working in partnership to better understand the needs of visually impaired people when accessing equestrian sport. With support ... Read More »

London launches resale scheme for summer of World Athletics tickets

London 2017 Ltd has launched a resale scheme to safeguard tickets for the World Para Athletics Championships 14-23 July and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 04-13 August The scheme will enable those wishing to re-sell their tickets to do so via their official ticket account to another genuine athletics fan Drive announced to avoid ticket touting with many sessions ... Read More »

Research reveals demand for more opportunities for amputees

New research released reveals clear demand for more physical activities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report from LimbPower aim to give providers more information and support on this specific target audience. LimbPower hopes it will help others and ourselves to plan and deliver more appealing and suitable activities for ... Read More »

Prague Filmmakers Launch Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign for Greater Inclusivity of Disabilities in Sport

Prague based filmmakers, Paul Dean (UK) and Kristyna Balaban (Canada), announced the launch of their indiegogo campaign to raise funding for the completion of their documentary, ‘The Road Less Run’, and to help spread the unique concept of inclusion of disabled athletes in marathon running developed in Prague by the charity Running With Those That Can’t. From 2009, with courage, ... Read More »

Sponsor needed to go the distance for charity race team

Stick ‘n’ Step, the North West charity that provides support to children with cerebral palsy and their families, is looking for a headline sponsor for its cycle race team at Revolve 24. This is a major 24 hour cycling endurance event being held at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit later this year. Taking place on 16 and 17 September at ... Read More »

Charity partners with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to deliver accessible sports sessions

Multi-sports sessions aimed at young people with sight and hearing impairments The national programme is being funded by Sport England, with a focus on London and the West Midlands The multi-sports sessions are a number of activities being run by national disability charity Sense   National disability charity, Sense has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the charitable arm of the ... Read More »

Initiative launched for school children to attend World Para Athletics championships 2017

250,000 schoolchildren across Greater London given opportunity to attend the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 Launched by Paralympic hero Jonnie Peacock on Tuesday 17 January 2017 at Marion Richardson Primary School Offer includes free TfL travel and dedicated volunteers for attending school parties Double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock today launched the official London schools ticket offer that will see ... Read More »