Typhoo and 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 people in athletics.
In partnership with Kent Sport, Ashford Leisure Trust organised the first Kent Schools Learning Disability Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 29th March at Mote Park. The event forms part of the Kent School Games disability programme of events and involved 145 runners from 10 Kent special schools.
Six visually impaired (VI) adults attended a fantastic running taster session expertly led by Run Leader Sara Davies. After some introductions the participants were all matched up with trained guide runners who had kindly agreed to support the event.
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has reported some great news articles in February! Here's a round up; more opportunities for amputees, National Citizen Service deliver the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training, Future teachers reaping benefits from Sainsbury's IPE Training, and latest blog: "It's easier to get up early in the mornings when I'm active."
Don't forget there is still time to apply for our new Inspiration Club project. The project offers the chance for clubs to apply for a package of support related to delivering athletics for disabled people. Applications close at midnight on 5th March 2017.
The organisers of the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 have unveiled separate digital platforms to identify the unique qualities of both events which make up the biggest sporting occasion of 2017.
Bexley Mencap's innovative RunTogether keep fit scheme for people with learning disabilities has been selected by Tesco as one of their 3 good causes for Superstores in Bexley during Feb 2017.
England Athletics are pleased to confirm applications are now being invited to the new Inspiration Club project. The project offers the chance for clubs to apply for a package of support related to delivering athletics for disabled people.
Children across England have begun to receive new running and swimming prosthetics from the NHS, in a move by Government to support the next generation of young disabled people to be more active. The first applicants have started to receive their new prostheses, tailored to their needs and the sports they want to play.
London 2017 has launched Starting Blocks - their education programme for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017.