EFDS August Newsletter 2016

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Welcome to the EFDS August Newsletter for 2016

This edition includes EFDS’ new Media Research Report and Guide, plus the latest news in the Together We Will campaign.


New research finds demand for more disability sport news

With a week to go before the Rio Paralympics, new research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has shown the public’s desire to see more disability sport in the media. With many media channels set to cover elite disability sport at the Rio Paralympics, the report flags the importance of coverage beyond the Games and on a par with non-disabled people in sport. To support journalists and those who provide news content on disabled people in sport, EFDS is also releasing a better practice Guide to accompany the research.

Read the full story and download the Media report and Guide here.

Together We Will…get stronger

This summer, Together We Will is encouraging disabled people to become healthier, stronger and have fun being active with friends and family. As part of the campaign, the National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) and EFDS have published five tip tops to support disabled people on their way to be more active and become stronger – whether that’s physically or mentally, or both.

Follow the conversation on social media with #TogetherWeWill.

Read the Together We Will top tips here.

Blog: “Rugby is just great fun and I’ve made friends”

Our website features blogs throughout the year. In 2016 we are looking at an A-Z of accessible sporting and fitness opportunities available to disabled people. R is for rugby, and Zac Presland from Telford discusses trying something different and making new friends.

Read Zac’s blog here.

Thousands grab the chance of Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training

Over 5,000 people have now benefitted from Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training, with just over a year of the programme remaining. The specialist training is designed to improve the skills and confidence of those who support disabled people to be more active, and is a creative and informal development opportunity.

Read more on the training and its benefits here.

ParalympicsGB ready to compete at Rio 2016

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games takes place on the 7 September. ParalympicsGB have declared they are ready to compete at their most competitive Games ever.

Read about the team and potential medal prospects here.


Download a PDF copy of the EFDS Newsletter for August 2016 here

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February 2016 EFDS Newsletter

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February 2016 EFDS News

Welcome to this month’s newsletter from the English Federation of Disability Sport. The February 2016 EFDS newsletter contains topics such as Active Communications Conference, the year milestone for our Charter for Change and Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training.

WheelPower launches national sport and physical activity survey

WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, today (Tuesday 9 February) launches its first national sport and physical activity survey – #TalkAboutTakingPart aims to find out what can be done to help more wheelchair users lead healthy active lives and take part in sport.

Read more about it and find a the survey here: link to article on EFDS website

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English Federation of Disability Sport Newsletter

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Welcome to November’s newsletter.

This edition includes the Making Active Lives Possible half-day conference, a new inclusive communications film and Universal Children’s Day.

This month’s newsletter from the English Federation of Disability Sport contains topics such as:

  • MINISTER FOR DISABLED PEOPLE CHAMPIONS EFDS CHARTER FOR CHANGE
  • NEW FILM TO ACCOMPANY SUCCESSFUL INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATIONS GUIDE
  • BLOG: “SPORT KEEPS YOU FIT, HEALTHY AND HELPS YOU MAKE FRIENDS”
  • SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS FOR ALL VISIT KIDZ TO ADULTZ UP NORTH
  • UK DEAF SPORT LAUNCHES NEW ACCREDITATION SCHEME TO IMPROVE DEAF SPORT PROVISION
  • DWARF SPORTS ASSOCIATION UK MEMBERS HIT THE TARGET

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English Federation of Disability Sport Newsletter for October 2015

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Welcome to the October edition of the newsletter from the English Federation of Disability Sport.

This month’s issue of the newsletter covers topics such as:

  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD FOR OLDER PEOPLE
  • SAINSBURY’S INCLUSIVE PE ECHOES PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND REPORT’S FINDINGS
  • SPORT ENGLAND AND PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND REVEAL ACTIVE DESIGN RESOURCE
  • DISABLED FITNESS PROFESSIONALS CELEBRATE AT INSTRUCTABILITY AWARDS
  • DATE CONFIRMED FOR CP SPORT DISABILITY SPORT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
  • BRITISH BLIND SPORT LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN ON WORLD SIGHT DAY
  • LIMBPOWER RELEASES TOP TIPS FACTSHEET FOR COACHES
  • EXETER TO BECOME CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR DEAF RUGBY
  • RISING STAR MO JOMNI REACHES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL

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English Federation of Disability Sport Newsletter for September 2015

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Welcome to the September edition of the newsletter from the English Federation of Disability Sport.

This month’s issue of the newsletter covers topics such as:

  • ACTIVE SUMMER FUN CAPTURES DISABLED PEOPLE’S STORIES
  • BACK TO SCHOOL: SAINSBURY’S INCLUSIVE PE TRAINING CAN CHANGE STUDENTS’ LIVES
  • MINISTERS HIGHLIGHT ‘INEXCUSABLE’ LACK OF ACCESS AT SOME SPORTS CLUBS AND VENUES
  • BLOG: “I AM PARTICULARLY PROUD OF OUR INCLUSIVE FITNESS INITIATIVE”

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English Federation of Disability Sport News – July

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Welcome to July’s newsletter.

This edition features the Active Summer Fun campaign, EFDS’s Annual Report and Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training.

This month’s edition covers topics such as;

  • New campaign promotes active summer fun to disabled people
  • EFDS review an “outstanding year” at AGM and members conference
  • Sainsbury’s inclusive community training is perfect for #ACTIVESUMMERFUN
  • Tickets for 2015 CPISRA world games in Nottingham now on sale
  • Special Olympics world games gets underway
  • Hayat wins boys’ gold at world deaf tennis championships

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English Federation of Disability Sport News – June

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Welcome to June’s newsletter. This edition features the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships and the 5,000 milestone for Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All IPE training.


LATEST NEWS

NORTH EAST ATHLETES RETAIN TOP TROPHY AT TYPHOO JUNIOR NATIONALS
The North East team is celebrating after they successfully retained the regional trophy at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Over 240 of the country’s finest young disabled athletes took part in the event in Coventry (27 and 28 June).
Read the full story here.


SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PE REACHES IMPRESSIVE 5,000 MILESTONE
Over 5,000 teachers and support staff have now been trained through the Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE, part of the Active Kids for All scheme. To celebrate the outstanding milestone, programme partners joined in a training session at Westcroft School in Wolverhampton, one of hundreds held across the country since the programme began.
Read the full story here.


THIS GIRL CAN: HOLLY’S STORY

Photo of Holly NeillEFDS is supporting This Girl Can to ensure more disabled women can get involved in the campaign.
Here, Holly Neill talks about her love for sport and her dreams for Paralympic glory.
Read Holly’s story here.


RECORD FIVE BRITISH WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PLAYERS SET FOR WIMBLEDON DOUBLES
A record five British wheelchair tennis players from the Tennis Foundation’s Performance programme are set to contest the men’s and women’s wheelchair doubles at The Championships, Wimbledon 2015.
Read the full story here.


 

FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR AREA
As well as providing information on local participation opportunities, EFDS has its own events programme, Disability Sport Events, and partnerships with the National Disability Sport Organisations. You can also find local Inclusive Fitness Initiative gyms on our website.

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English Federation of Disability Sport News

Welcome to the May newsletter. This edition features Table Tennis England backing our Charter, Awards success and the UK Deaf Sport conference.
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LATEST

TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND BACKS EFDS CHARTER FOR CHANGE
Will Bayley playing table tennis
In May, Table Tennis England outlined their support for the English Federation for Disability Sport’s (EFDS) Charter for Change.
The Charter complements their mission to make table tennis a sport for all for life, so supporting it fits in with their ethos. Their Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe wrote to EFDS outlining what they will be doing to support the Charter and encourage more disabled people to be active for life.
Read the full story here.

EFDS GUIDE HIGHLY COMMENDED AT EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AWARDS
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EFDS is celebrating after the Excellence in Diversity Awards 2015, where our Inclusive Communications guide was highly commended in the Best Diversity Resource category.
The national charity faced fierce competition amongst a strong list of contenders.The Awards provides recognition for excellence regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, faith, religion and culture.
Read the full story here.

‘REDEAFINING DEAF SPORT’ TOPS THE AGENDA AT UK DEAF SPORT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
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UK Deaf Sport, the National Disability Sports Organisation (NDSO) for deaf and hard of hearing people, held first national conference in London on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May 2015.
The conference brought together a line-up of expert speakers and contributors from the world of deaf sport to discuss the key issues and opportunities, explore innovative ideas and exchange examples of better practice with delegates.
Read the full story here.

SAINSBURY’S INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY TRAINING “IS VERY REWARDING”
Coach in a session with disabled children
Every week, new participants are taking part in Inclusive Community Training, part of the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All scheme, a creative, informal and informative workshop.
George Timotheou, a sports coach based in Barnet, north London, is one of our 50 strong tutor network. He tells his story and how he is using it to ensure more disabled people access sport and physical activity.
Read his story here.

FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR AREA?

As well as providing information on local participation opportunities, EFDS has its own events programme, Disability Sport Events, and partnerships with the National Disability Sport Organisations. You can also find local Inclusive Fitness Initiative gyms on our website.
http://www.efds.co.uk/our_work_in_sport/in_your_area/south_west