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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 »

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 »

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 »

New research for better opportunities for young disabled people

New research released today (Wednesday 9 December 2015) highlights a clear need to engage disabled people in sport and physical activity at a young age. Active Beyond Education? was produced in partnership and illustrates some of the ways to prevent a decline in participation as people move into adulthood. The findings will support educators, healthcare professionals and sport providers to ... Read More »

Dwarf Sports Association UK urges people with dwarfism and restricted growth to complete national survey

The Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk) has launched their first National Sport and Physical Activity Survey, which aims to help increase the number of sporting and recreational activity opportunities for people with dwarfism and restricted growth across the UK. DSAuk is the National Disability Sports Organisation for people with restricted growth and dwarfism in the UK and are supported by ... Read More »

‘ReDEAFining deaf sport’ tops the agenda at UK Deaf Sport national conference 2015

UK Deaf Sport, the National Disability Sports Organisation (NDSO) for deaf and hard of hearing people, held its first national conference in London on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May 2015. The conference brought together a line-up of expert speakers and contributors from the world of deaf sport to discuss the key issues and opportunities, explore innovative ideas and exchange ... Read More »

EFDS behaviour change project aims to shape sport and physical activity for disabled people

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is embarking on an exciting multi-stage project. Designed to understand what motivates disabled people in their everyday lives and how this relates to sport, the project is insight-led. The outcomes will help EFDS to support their partners and shape offers for disabled people that are engaging, relevant and appropriate.  Read More »

New sports club online toolkit will benefit many more disabled people

Today the English Federation of Disability Sport are pleased to unveil the Inclusion Club Hub. The new online toolkit will support sports clubs to improve provision and opportunities, so that more disabled people can be active at a local level.  The toolkit can be accessed at and is free to use. It has been created by the English Federation ... Read More »