Our Vision: A world where everyone has the opportunity to participate in sport, regardless of body type, age, disability, religion or ethnicity, and can do so together. Or simply stated: “No one left on the bench”.
We have identified the need from numerous research papers but particularly from English Federation of Disability Sport. They report (website accessed Oct 17):
- 1 in 5 people in England have an impairment, so there about 9.4 million disabled people
- 7 out of 10 disabled people want to be more active – c. 6.5 million disabled people
- Psychological barriers play the biggest role in preventing disabled people from taking part in sport.
And possibly more remarkable:
- Just over half of non-disabled adults – c. 27 million people – report facing a barrier to sport.
Our Games and Festivals are designed to challenge these issues, by offering inclusive and adapted sports. We are passionate about offering everyone the chance to play sport and to play that sport together.