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New pilot programme 'Let's Play' offers disabled people local sporting opportunities

Sport England has joined forces with British Wheelchair Basketball and five other disability sport bodies to deliver a new pilot programme offering disabled people the opportunity to get involved in sport locally.

The one-year pilot will involved 12 one-day multisport events across the nine regions of England, with the first Let's Play event and programme launch taking place on Wednesday 25 March at the Trafford Soccerdome in Manchester. During the events disabled people will be able to try different sports. Plus, they’ll meet local club volunteers and find out when and where they can play locally.

For full details follow this link - http://www.efds.co.uk/news/3763_new_pilot_programme_lets_play_offers_disabled_people_local_sporting_opportunities

English Federation of Disability Sport's Charter for Change unveiled

The English Federation of Disability Sport's (EFDS) Charter for Change was unveiled on Tuesday 24 February 2015 at the Houses of Parliament. The session was hosted by Gerry Sutcliffe MP (Chair of the Disability Sports All Party Parliamentary Group) and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, our Honorary President.

The launch marked a starting block for change, which our charity hopes will lead to many more disabled people being active for life.

For full story follow this link - http://www.efds.co.uk/charter

Typhoo and EFDS team up to support disabled athletes across England

Typhoo and national charity the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have teamed up to ensure more disabled athletes have access to participation opportunities across England. In 2015, the renowned National Junior Athletics Championships and the nine regional qualifiers will add extra ‘OO’ through Typhoo’s name, in a bid to increase the number of disabled people in athletics.

For full story follow this link - http://www.efds.co.uk/news/3643_typhoo_and_efds_tea-m_up_to_support_disabled_athletes_across_england