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Creating Disability DoorstepClubsLee Boyer – Chorley CouncilRachael Darling – WLCT SportsDevelopmentChris Ratcliffe - EFDS
Learning Outcomes By the end of this session we hope alldelegates will:– have a greater understanding of grassrootsdisabi...
The National Context Increasing awareness of sport amongstdisabled people Barriers still exist in mainstream clubs Gras...
The National Context Inclusive Club Hubwww.Inclusion-club-hub.co.uk– Helps clubs to include more disabled peoplein their ...
The Local Feel What is happening in your area?– Disability groups/clubs?– Partnership opportunities?– Age Groups?– Integr...
The Winning Formula Knowledge of Community Knowledge of Customer Knowledge of Exit Routes / Partners Invest in Staff a...
10 Top Tips1. Know your community and do yourgroundwork2. Invest in your staff/volunteers3. Involve parents and carers4. I...
10 Top Tips6. Don’t limit yourself to sports-related staff7. Plan and prepare8. Use the most suitable venue for youractivi...
Do’s and Don’ts Do…– Work with others and build partnerships – askfor support!– Provide useful and appropriate training f...
Do’s and Don’ts Don’t…– Assume anything; consult with parents/carersand participants throughout– Think you can do it all;...
Any Questions?...
Learning Outcomes By the end of this session we hope alldelegates will:– have a greater understanding of grassrootsdisabi...
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Creating Disability Doorstep Clubs | StreetGames National Conference 2013

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Presentation by Lee Boyer, Chorley Council, Rachael Darling, WLCT Sports Development, and Chris Ratcliffe, EFDS

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Creating Disability Doorstep Clubs | StreetGames National Conference 2013

  1. 1. Creating Disability DoorstepClubsLee Boyer – Chorley CouncilRachael Darling – WLCT SportsDevelopmentChris Ratcliffe - EFDS
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes By the end of this session we hope alldelegates will:– have a greater understanding of grassrootsdisability sport, nationally and within localarea– be able to highlight what is needed toimprove their local service– have increased knowledge of ‘the winningformula’ for implementing successful disabilitydoorstep clubs
  3. 3. The National Context Increasing awareness of sport amongstdisabled people Barriers still exist in mainstream clubs Grassroots Disability Sport Clubs– Many sports clubs for disabled people are notdirectly affiliated to sport– Run by volunteers / parents with limited sportsknowledge
  4. 4. The National Context Inclusive Club Hubwww.Inclusion-club-hub.co.uk– Helps clubs to include more disabled peoplein their activities.– A platform where you can audit your club tosee how inclusive you are– Provides ideas, methods and resources toensure everyone has a positive and inclusiveclub experience
  5. 5. The Local Feel What is happening in your area?– Disability groups/clubs?– Partnership opportunities?– Age Groups?– Integrated or Targeted?– Sport-specific or Multi Sport?
  6. 6. The Winning Formula Knowledge of Community Knowledge of Customer Knowledge of Exit Routes / Partners Invest in Staff and Volunteers Adapt, Improvise and Overcome
  7. 7. 10 Top Tips1. Know your community and do yourgroundwork2. Invest in your staff/volunteers3. Involve parents and carers4. Involve participants in planning (whereappropriate)5. Liaise with NGB’s when developingactivities
  8. 8. 10 Top Tips6. Don’t limit yourself to sports-related staff7. Plan and prepare8. Use the most suitable venue for youractivity9. Sell your story and build PR links10.If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!
  9. 9. Do’s and Don’ts Do…– Work with others and build partnerships – askfor support!– Provide useful and appropriate training forcoaches/volunteers– Make sure sessions are safe, withoutdestroying the activity– Utilise role models, inspiring people andsporting champions
  10. 10. Do’s and Don’ts Don’t…– Assume anything; consult with parents/carersand participants throughout– Think you can do it all; start small and find outwhat is needed/wanted!– Be afraid to try new things!
  11. 11. Any Questions?...
  12. 12. Learning Outcomes By the end of this session we hope alldelegates will:– have a greater understanding of grassrootsdisability sport, nationally and within localarea– be able to highlight what is needed toimprove their local service– have increased knowledge of ‘the winningformula’ for implementing successful disabilitydoorstep clubs

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