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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 »

EFDS marks International Day for Disabled People with new engagement resources

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is marking International Day for Disabled People, 3 December 2016, by revealing brand new engagement resources. Building on the success of the inclusive communications animation, EFDS has released its next film for engaging disabled people. Complementing the animation is a collection of free fact sheets that enable organisations to plan, target and deliver ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success with Ellie Simmonds

In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People, on 29 November, Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords. The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and hosted by the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Sue Campbell. The reception recognised the success ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week

Celebrating training to support more disabled people to lead active lives  Over three years, 6,000 people have enjoyed the benefits of the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training and, as a result, more disabled people are leading active lives. To celebrate the success, we are calling on the nation to raise awareness during Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week (24-28 October 2016). ... Read More »

More people to Get Out Get Active as programme goes lives across UK

On Saturday 1 October saw the start of the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme following January’s successful funding announcement. Spirit of 2012 is funding the £4.5 million initiative, which brings together 18 GOGA localities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and numerous national partners. In the first of its kind on such a scale, GOGA will support disabled ... Read More »

New research finds demand for more disability sport news

With a week to go before the Rio Paralympics, new research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has shown the public’s desire to see more disability sport in the media. With many media channels set to cover elite disability sport at the Rio Paralympics, the report flags the importance of coverage beyond the Games and on a par ... Read More »

New campaign encourages more disabled people to be active

A new nationwide campaign has launched to encourage and support disabled people, along with their friends and families, to become more active. The Together We Will campaign looks to address the low number of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or exercise as highlighted in the most recent Sport England Active People Survey. Results show that disabled people ... Read More »

Betway Group teams up with EFDS to make active lives possible

Betway Group has announced the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is to be their official charity of the year. The partnership will kick-start this weekend when a group of their enthusiastic employees line up to run the Silverstone Half Marathon. The international entertainment company has set the challenge for its employees to raise a £25,000 target for 2016. The ... Read More »

Supporters influence disabled people to be more active

A report released today shows that eight in ten supporters state they have some level of influence in encouraging disabled people to be active. Supporting me to be active, created by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) highlights the important role those who support disabled people play, whether in a professional or personal capacity. The findings aim to give ... Read More »

Sport England invests a further £2.1 million to get more disabled people playing sport

Sport England has today provided a further boost to disability sport by awarding £2.1 million of National Lottery funding to help increase the number of disabled people playing sport. Sport England will be directly funding seven national disability sports organisations (NDSOs), between October 2014 and 2017, to advise, support and guide other sports bodies as they create opportunities for disabled ... Read More »

LimbPower announced as a National Disability Sports Organisation

At the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) Annual General Meeting in July this year, LimbPower were officially given National Disability Sports Organisation (NDSO) status. The charity, which works to increase sporting opportunities for amputees and those with limb loss, joins seven other NDSOs who sit as part of EFDS’s Membership. NDSOs play a vital role in sport and physical ... Read More »