English Federation of Disability Sport Newsletter

Activity Alliance is the operating name for the English Federation of Disability Sport. Here’s their latest newsletter:

Welcome to the first newsletter in 2021. This edition features our response to the Sport England strategy and a new eLearning module goes live.A young man in a swimming pool

Our response to the new Sport England strategy

This week, Sport England revealed their new 10-year strategy, Uniting the Movement. It sets out their vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity and identifies the longer-term challenges in the decade ahead. At its heart, their strategy seeks to tackle long-standing inequalities that have existed and been reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic disruption. Activity Alliance’s Chief Executive responds to our partner’s new focus.

Read our response to the Sport England strategy

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey 2019/20

A boy who is visually impaired playing footballSport England published the latest reports from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. Almost 90,000 pupils Years 1-11 (aged 5-16) and parents took part, with data captured from across the 2019/20 school year. The results show that the number of children who were physically active fell by 1.9% compared to the previous year. Though disabled children activity levels were similar to their non-disabled peers, they continue to have less positive attitudes towards sport and physical activity.

Read our response to the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Inclusive Activity Programme launches new eLearning module

Activity Alliance and UK Coaching add a new eLearning opportunity to their joint initiative – Inclusive Activity Programme. People can take part in a new online training module to learn about making physical activity inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Access the new eLearning

A woman in a wheelchair basketball chair with a ball in her handsNew British Wheelchair Basketball programme to double participation

British Wheelchair Basketball, the governing body for the sport in the UK, launched its ground-breaking Inspire a Generation programme, in a bid to double participation over the next four years. The new programme is driven by British Wheelchair Basketball and supported by £1.5m of funding from Sport England. It is a hugely exciting development for the sport, with an ambition to engage an inactive population through inclusive activity and transition participants into longer-term active lifestyles.

Read more about the Inspire a Generation programme.

Activity Alliance is the operating name for the English Federation of Disability Sport. SportPark, Loughborough University,3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough,Leicestershire, LE11 3QFinfo@activityalliance.org.ukTel: 01509 227750

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