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Help us make sure archery is represented on Parasport – an online hub to help disabled people be more active.

March 15th 2019
Sarah Booth

We are delighted to support the re-launch of the Parasport website, an online hub designed to empower disabled people to become more active, which is being launched today by Jonnie Peacock.

The double Paralympic champion has teamed up with ParalympicsGB and Toyota (GB) PLC to support the campaign which will create one online destination for disabled people to discover and share the physical activities best suited to them.

Recent research shows that inactivity is more common for those with a disability or health condition* (42%) than those without (21%). Parasport helps to address this challenge by encouraging people with disabilities to try new physical activities.

We would like you to help us make sure that archery is represented as widely as possible. We know that archery is an inclusive sport and appeals to people with a wide range of disabilities.  Please help us by adding your club details onto the Parasport hub by clicking here.   

New Parasport will:

  • Connect disabled people to opportunities to get active through a new digital platform: Parasport.org.uk, creating a vibrant community for people to share their experiences and become advocates for the benefits of being more active.
  • Increase awareness of physical activity opportunities that are available for disabled people in the UK by enriching current listings and sourcing new ones, including accessible and inclusive sessions
  • Challenge attitudes to disability and empower disabled people and their networks by providing the information, inspiration and confidence they need to become active

Parasport will be launched on Friday with a new film campaign, “It’s Anyone’s Game”, which focuses the dramatic spotlight of sports ads onto an everyday cast of people with different impairments. It treats what usually happens in local leisure centres with a reverence usually reserved for the elite few, showing that sport and activity really is “anyone’s game”. For those with visual impairments, an audio described version of the advert is also available, narrated by ‘The Last Leg’s’ Alex Brooker in his own unique style. To watch the video please click here.

Please help us make sure that archery is represented in this important campaign. Here’s an example of how Louth & District Archers are promoting themselves: https://parasport.org.uk/opportunity/louth-and-district-archery-club

 

Check out the new parasport.org.uk and find local clubs, activities and events. #anyonesgame

 

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