Disability Sport In North Yorkshire
Everybody should have the opportunity to participate in sport, whatever his or her ability. At North Yorkshire Sport we are dedicated to improving the access to sport and physical activity for all disabled people within North Yorkshire.
Facilitated through the Equality Standard, North Yorkshire Sport is working with partners to create an equitable sporting environment for all its members. Access to facilities and services are at the forefront, in addition to the access to quality coaches and a safe environment. In conjunction with this North Yorkshire Sport appreciate that Sport is also a tool that can unite communities, through the Equality Standard our aim is to help combat prejudice and discrimination that many disabled people experience.
The School Sports Partnerships are a key in this progression, as we believe that all children should have access to physical education; disability should not be a barrier to inclusion in sport programmes. The links between education and the community will not only support the development of disability sports, but will aim to develop some truly fantastic athletes, coaches and volunteers for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Disability Development Officer (DDO)
Simon Pierce is the DDO for North Yorkshire. His role within the North Yorkshire Sport team is to promote and develop sporting opportunities for disabled people within the County. This will be achieved by working in partnership with the Delivery Agents of sport to ensure equity and inclusion in the following areas:
- Workforce Development
- Player Pathways (Including Playground to Podium)
- Youth and Club Development
- Marketing and Communications
If you have any questions about disability sport contact:
North Yorkshire Disability Development Officer
Tel: 01423 841077