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Disabled people in Doorstep Sport Clubs


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Presentation by Chris Ratcliffe of the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS)

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Disabled people in Doorstep Sport Clubs

  1. 1. Disabled People in Doorstep Clubs Chris Ratcliffe
  2. 2. English Federationof Disability Sport
  3. 3. VisionEquality in Sport and Physical ActivityMissionTo be the strategic lead for sport andphysical activity for disabled people inEngland
  4. 4. Disabled PeopleSport & Physical Activity
  5. 5. 9/10 disabled people are not active…• In England, 90% of disabled people do not take part in regular sport and numbers are dropping• Half of all young disabled people feel they missed out on sport at school because of their impairment• Of those who do play, 1 in 5 believe that they are not welcome in their local clubs• Over 50% of disabled people would like to play more sport• there are over 5,000 disabled sports clubs and groups on our database!
  6. 6. doorstep clubs are important to disabled people…… • a diverse group like many others you work with • are individuals first and foremost • don’t all fit into Paralympic classifications • live in your community!
  7. 7. ……. challenges to participation• attitudinal: negative perceptions and attitude• opportunities are often limited• costs, equipment, transport are key factors• physical access can be challenging• communication needs to be considered• support from others is often required
  8. 8. doorstep clubs and disabled people• Engagement and communication• adapting your activities• coaching / leading your club
  9. 9. engagement with disabled people• do you know your community?• where can you contact disabled people?• how do you present your information?• how do you communicate?
  10. 10. The Inclusive SpectrumDifferent methods and approaches to supportinclusion in actvities;• everyone can play• change to include everyone• ability groups• alternate or separate activity• adapted physical activity and disability sport
  11. 11. The STEP modelSpace• increase or decrease size of playing area• use zoning• vary the distance to be coveredTask• equal opportunities to participate• breakdown complex tasks into smaller components• opportunity to practice skills before gamesEquipment• increase or decrease size of ball in ball games• provide options to engage people to send or receive the ball in different ways• use of noise / visual clues to help inclusion of some playersPeople• match players of similar ability• balance team numbers to overall ability of the group
  12. 12. The Inclusion Spectrum Framework Everyone Can Play Open Alternate Adapted Change Activity Physical To Activity/ Include disability Separate Modified sport S T Ability Groups E Parallel P Pam Stevenson / Ken Black 2011
  13. 13. coaching / leading your club• confident and competent• able to provide a quality experience• specific support and training in place• working with participants to understand their needs• resources / equipment
  14. 14. sources of support• Training• EFDS website new inclusive club toolkit being launched in May 2012• streetmark / clubmark resources• NGB’s / CSP’s
  15. 15. Questions
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