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Activity Alliance and UK Coaching offer online module in sport accessibility and inclusivity

January 16th 2021
Vicky Sartain

Activity Alliance and UK Coaching are offering a new online training module for anyone wanting to learn how to make physical activity inclusive and accessible. The module is free for a limited time, so sign up quick!

The Activity Alliance and UK Coaching’s Inclusive Activity Programme is specially designed to equip you with the confidence and skills to engage and support disabled people and those with long-term health conditions in physical activity. It is ideal for sports coaches, community leaders and healthcare professionals. While the usual face-to-face workshops are currently suspended owing to the pandemic, there are elearning opportunities available that provide a fun, interactive introduction to making physical activity inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Key features of the Inclusive Activity Programme eLearning module: 

    • Learn independently, complete the module in your own time
    • Interactive activities throughout, including videos from disabled people about their experiences of being active
    • Opportunities to test your knowledge
    • Free to access (for a limited time)

The module is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the key principles of inclusion in sport and physical activity. Kick-start your development in this area before attending one of the live online classroom sessions or a face-to-face workshop when Covid restrictions have eased.

Find out more and book onto the module, which is free for a limited time, here.

 

Archery is an inclusive sport that can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages, including those with disabilities who would struggle to take part in an alternative form of exercise. Mental as well as physical health is enhanced through participation.

Neil Armitage, CEO at Archery GB, said: “Despite the lockdown, disabled archers are still able to train, and we are delighted to be able to support archery participants facing many different challenges – from across the autism spectrum, to blind and sight limitations and physical impediments to name but a few.”

Archery GB is proud to support young members such as Jack Sharpe, who despite being diagnosed with right temporal lobe epilepsy, started shooting in the summer of 2015 and became an Archery GB Young Ambassador in March 2019.

Jack has never worried that his health has negatively impacted his inclusion in the sport and says the biggest thing archery has given him is the ability to be himself. He enjoys sharing his sport with people who have never tried it, and can’t wait to be old enough to take his first archery coaching course, as introducing others to the sport he loves is something he would particularly like to do at the earliest opportunity.

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