Everybody should have the opportunity to participate in sport, whatever their ability. At North Yorkshire Sport we are dedicated to improving the access to sport and physical activity for all disabled people within North Yorkshire.
Facilitated through the Equality Standard, North Yorkshire Sport is working with partners to create an equitable sporting environment for all its members. Access to facilities and services are at the forefront, in addition to the access to quality coaches and a safe environment.
North Yorkshire Sport appreciate that sport is also a tool that can unite communities; through the Equality Standard, our aim is to help combat prejudice and discrimination that many disabled people experience.
The School Sports Partnerships are a key in this progression, as we believe that all children should have access to physical education; disability should not be a barrier to inclusion in sport programmes. The links between education and the community will not only support the development of disability sports, but will aim to develop some truly fantastic athletes, coaches and volunteers.
Disability Sport News, Events and Courses
Please click the links below for disability sport specific news, events and courses. These can also be found by using the navigation bar at the top of any page.
How to Make Your Sessions Accessible
17.0% of disabled people take part in sport for 30 minutes once a week compared to 39.9% of non-disabled people and psychological barriers play the biggest role in preventing disabled people from taking part in sport.
Research has shown that seven out of ten disabled people want to be more active, so how can your club support disabled people to become more active? The key areas below are worth bearing in mind when you are planning the activity and when you're developing your communications about it.
- Disabled people don't want to feel labelled or segregated, and often prefer to take part in general classes. Activities for people with specific impairments or health conditions are right for some and still have an important role to play.
- Sometimes the only support disabled people may need is to know that they can go at their own pace, stop and take a breather when they like. It's very important that this can happen in private and without a fuss being made
Disability Sport Yorkshire
Disability Sport Yorkshire works with its strategic partners, the English Federation of Disability Sport and Sport England to meet these objectives, which will bring greater opportunities for people with disabilities; more sports, more choices and the chance to have a say in how sport is planned and delivered.
In addition to this development work, Disability Sport Yorkshire produces an annual calendar of events, activity and sports development days, coaching courses and competitive events for people of all abilities and age groups. In order to do this, Disability Sport Yorkshire employs a professional team of Sports Development Officers and has a Regional Manager as well as Administration and Project Officers to carry out this work.
To view the Disability Sport Yorkshire website click here.
A number of key regional organisations have been involved with a 'task and finish' exercise to produce a Yorkshire & Humber Disability Sport Framework. This framework is envisaged to illustrate key priority headings and guide Disabled People Organisations and inclusive sport clubs in a coordinated approach to disability sport development in the region.
- Disability Sport Yorkshire Framework 2016 (PDF, 219 Kb)
National Disability Sports Organisations
Please click each logo for the desired organisation.
Simon Pierce (Contact)
Development Manager - Disability
North Yorkshire Sport
- North Yorkshire Sport Ltd
Harrogate High School
- 01423 013035