AoC Sport launches ground-breaking disability strategy

AoC Sport is delighted to launch an exciting new national disability sport and physical activity strategy for colleges and all organisations that wish to work with them: ‘Active for College, Work and Life.’

The strategy was officially launched at the AoC Sport and ECFA Summer Sport Conference. It is the first of its kind in the FE sector and aims to create a step change in physical activity and sport for disabled students.

The focus of the strategy is to support colleges to overcome the barriers and obstacles preventing them from developing activities for students with disabilities to ensure they are active for college, work and life.

AoC Sport disability development officer, Sam Perks, said: “We were delighted to present our new disability strategy at the Summer Conference.

“The strategy follows a lengthy review into the current landscape of physical activity and sport for disabled students, which consulted with colleges, disabled students and partner organisations.

“The strategy, which is in partnership with Natspec, will support colleges to ensure disabled students have the same opportunities to be active as their non-disabled peers.

“By working closely and effectively with our member colleges, partners and stakeholders, we believe we can achieve our aims.”

The strategy can be downloaded below. For more information visit the disability page.


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