Accessible Activity News

Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:50

England Netball excited to bring you a new, innovative SEN & Leadership Programme - Blended Netball!

England Netball excited to bring you a new, innovative SEN & Leadership Programme - Blended Netball!

It's a secondary school, peer to peer programme ​designed for mainstream girls to deliver netball to girls with special educational needs within their schools.

Designed to develop life/interpersonal skills such as leadership, communication and empathy, in line with other leadership programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh, it will provide netball for pupils who may not otherwise be involved in the sport. Sessions are completely pupil led meaning there's a real hands-off approach. Read More »

Tags: Accessible, Netball

Posted: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:09

Inclusion guidance to help tackle rising inequalities as sport and leisure return

Inclusion guidance to help tackle rising inequalities as sport and leisure return

As more opportunities to be active resume, new guidance released today will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments. Activity Alliance has published Reopening Activity: An inclusive response, in consultation with partners across sport, leisure and disability equality. The national charity wants providers to consider the guidance as part of their ongoing commitment to disabled people's inclusion. Read More »

Tags: Accessible, Activity Alliance

Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:03

STEP inclusion resources to support activity while at home

STEP inclusion resources to support activity while at home

Activity Alliance is sharing the top ways to adapt activities so more people can stay in and work out. The STEP tool is one of the most effective ways to use household items to be active. STEP stands for Space, Task, Equipment and People. Read More »

Tags: Accessible, Activity Alliance, Disability, Fun, News

Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:42

Activity Alliance - Exercising at Home

Activity Alliance - Exercising at Home

During this testing time, the Activity Alliance remain committed to ensuring disabled people can be and stay active. So, while you can't go to your favourite weekly exercise class or make a splash at the local swimming pool, there's lots of ways you can enjoy being active. They have compiled a list of exercise advice, workouts, videos and activity guides to support disabled people to move more while at home. Read More »

Tags: #Stay InWorkOut, Activity Alliance, Disability

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:57

LimbPower launch new fitness and wellbeing resources

LimbPower launch new fitness and wellbeing resources

National Disability Sport Organisation LimbPower has launched a number of new resources to compliment the existing online resources to support amputees and people with limb difference to stay fit and healthy... Read More »

Tags: #StayInWorkOut, Disability, LimbPower, News

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:37

British Blind Sport announce “Live Workout Week”

British Blind Sport announce “Live Workout Week”

British Blind Sport are pleased to announce their "Live Workout Week"; a week of accessible, audio described workouts delivered directly into the homes of the nation via Zoom.

Whilst at-home workouts and routines are becoming increasingly popular, it has been found that there is a lack of content with sufficient audio description to allow people with a visual impairment to take part fully and confidently. BBS have been working hard over the last few weeks to engage inclusive deliverers who are experts at making activities accessible and enjoyable for people of any age and ability. Read More »

Tags: #StayInWorkOut, British Blind Sport, News

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:41

Releasing of Two Adaptive Yoga Videos

Releasing of Two Adaptive Yoga Videos

WheelPower believe that lives can be transformed through sport and physical activity and today they are launching this set of Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their... Read More »

Tags: Accessible, Disability, WheelPower, Yoga

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:19

Fears for future inactive generation as report shows disabled children miss out

Fears for future inactive generation as report shows disabled children miss out

A new groundbreaking report shows failings across sectors will continue to steer disabled children into an inactive adulthood if we do not act now. My Active Future, from Activity Alliance, calls for more commitment from every sector of our society to ensure all children and young people benefit from an active lifestyle. Read More »

Tags: Accessible, Activity Alliance, Disability, News

Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:11

Young para-swimming hopefuls go head to head in Sunderland

Young para-swimming hopefuls go head to head in Sunderland

This weekend (14-15 March 2020) more than 100 British swimming hopefuls make a splash at Activity Alliance's National Junior Para-Swimming Championships. It will be the second time Sunderland has hosted this event.

For many, the Championships are a starting block for national competition. A well-established part of the swimming pathway, many top world and Paralympic medallists discovered their talent at this event.

In this short course event, 10-18 years old compete in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Individual Medley and Butterfly. Read More »

Tags: Disability, Swimming

Posted: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:31

Goalball UK – ‘This Girl Can’ 2020 York

Goalball UK – ‘This Girl Can’ 2020 York

Goalball UK are delighted to announce the booking for our two 'This Girl Can' events taking place on Saturday 2nd May 2020 are now OPEN, with one taking place in Birmingham and one in York!

There will also be a female-only competition taking place later in 2020. Keep an eye out for further information coming soon! Read More »

Tags: Goalball, This Girl Can, Visual Impairment, York