We are working to encourage the development of inclusive practice within competition and events, both within England Athletics and other providers nationally, regionally and locally by providing inclusive guidance for Race and Event Organisers and Track and Field Competition Organisers. It is our intention to work alongside partners and event providers to ensure that our clubs and coaches are aware of and involved in appropriate event opportunities for disabled athletes.
Guidance to inclusive practice for race and event providers
This document is intended to provide guidance to Race and Event Organisers to ensure they are working under the guidance of the England Athletics Inclusion Policy and within the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. It is also intended that the document enhance their knowledge and confidence in promoting the inclusion of disabled athletes in their events.
It should be noted that the Equality Act is not just about access to facilities but is intended to promote a change in attitudes and to improve opportunities for disabled people to participate. The reasons disabled people take part in athletics are the same and just as wide ranging as for all people. With this in mind it should be recognised that disabled athletes will want to participate in events for the same reasons as all athletes, for enjoyment, to improve fitness and to experience the challenge and achievement of competition.
You can access the document, Guidance to Inclusive Practice for Race and Event Providers, via the links on the right hand side of this page.
Inclusive guidance for running event providers – video
Guidance to inclusive practice for track & field competition organisers
This document is aimed at encouraging and supporting local competition organisers to consider the needs of disabled athletes and include them within their track and field competitions. England Athletics included disabled athletes in their senior championships for the first time in 2011 and we would like to support and encourage other competition organisers to do the same through the provision of this guidance document and the additional support and advice available through the Parallel Success Programme.
You can access the document, Guidance to Inclusive Practice for Competition Organisers, via the links on the right hand side of this page.