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AllSports is all about being inclusive

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AllSports is all about being inclusive

AllSports also acts as a quality assurance mark. If a community, club or event promotes its activities in partnership with AllSports, families can expect quality, inclusive and professional sporting opportunities.

The local Disability Sport Coordinator works with schools, clubs, councils and Sport Bay of Plenty to encourage inclusion of physically disabled people in all aspects of their communities sport and recreation options.    A good example of this is the Sport Bay of Plenty Play in the Bay monthly calendar. Many of the clubs who already have disabled people use their services or are open to provide services to disabled people have chosen to promote through the calendar. Play in the Bay is a great way to try a new sport or club and meet people in the community.

Other ways we encourage disabled people to be more active are Have-a-Go days. These are ‘open day’ events run in partnership with established sports organisations and clubs. They aim to introduce physically disabled young people to new sports and establish on-going adapted programmes. ParafedBOP held one this month at the ASB Arena offering wheelchair basketball, rugby, and fencing.

By providing FREE training to sports clubs and organisations to adapt their codes to include disabled everyone, AllSports support local programmes. We use existing Fundamental Movement Skills programmes to enable physically disabled young people to develop essential muscle, motor and movement skills. These skills are important for all young people – but even more so for those who may have not had the same opportunities to develop them.

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