Activity Alliance (Disability Sport) Newsletter

Our Chair blogs: Disabled people need to be at the heart of the return

UK Coaching Week is a campaign to celebrate coaching at all levels in sport and activity. This year’s theme was ‘The Great Coaching Comeback: Coaching for all’. Here, our Chair, Sam Orde, talks about her coaching experience and how important it is to ensure everyone has access to inclusive, accessible coaching. Read Sam’s blog

Michelle Carney, Special Olympics GB CEO, blog: Inclusion in Action – In Learning Disability Week (14-20 June), Activity Alliance recognised organisations working to encourage more people with a learning disability to take part in sport and activity. Recently, national charity and Activity Alliance member, Special Olympics GB launched their new strategy – Inclusion in Action. Here, CEO Michelle Carney writes about their ambitions for the future. Read Michelle’s article

Matt Maguire, Mencap National Sport Manager, blog: Impact & innovation – Here, Matt Maguire, Mencap National Sport Manager writes about the impact of COVID-19 on people with a learning disability, and the innovative programmes they have delivered with partners to keep people moving during lockdown. Matt Maguire’s article for Learning Disability Week

Blog: “You can’t put a price on seeing people learn new skills”In UK Coaching Week we heard from football coach and one of our engagement advisors, Alex Giles. Alex told us about his coaching experience and his hopes for returning to coaching after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Alex’s blog

Celebrating Inclusive PE during National School Sport Week

Activity Alliance was pleased to support Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week campaign (19-25 June). To celebrate this, we looked back on the positive impact the Inclusive PE programme is having on both teachers and their pupils. It recognises the important role PE and school sport plays in the next generation’s lives, especially as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Read about  our work in supporting PE to be more inclusive