Community Leisure UK ezine
July 2020
New LimbPower player pathway published to highlight opportunities in disability sport

31 Oct 2019

A new player pathway resource has been launched to remove the barriers standing in the way for people with a limb impairment who want to play sport.

Produced by charity LimbPower – with support from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund and industry body Activity Alliance (previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport) – the resource will offer information on where and how those with disabilities can access physical activity and sport.

The resource outlines the different opportunities, from grassroots to elite level, and highlights the organisations who can support people on their journey and how to access additional support.

"One of the major barriers to participation in physical activity and sport is access to information," said Kiera Roche, LimbPower CEO.

"The new Player Pathway resource is an excellent addition to LimbPower’s suite of information sheets on accessing sport and physical activity.

"Each resource we create is designed to fill a knowledge gap to enable individuals with limb impairments to access physical activity and sport."

Paralympian and LimbPower Patron, Richard Whitehead, added: "The player pathway is a fantastic new resource.

"Not only does it support individuals who want to take part in social physical activity, it also provides guidance for those who want to aim higher and compete at events or games meetings.

"In addition, importantly the factsheet enables coaches to understand where to sign-post for the next opportunities available."

• To download and find out more about the resource, click here for the LimbPower website.


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