The Inclusive Ambassador programme is new for 2019/20 and will integrate student volunteers into disability specific sport and physical activity as well as inclusive activity.
The programme will feed into the AoC Sport Leadership Academy for 2019/20 in the same way as This Girl Can Ambassadors and ECFA Activators.
According to Activity Alliance research, two thirds of disabled people would prefer to take part in sport and physical activity with non-disabled people.
Using this research, the Inclusive Ambassadors will be used as the voice of young people to champion not only disability specific activity but also inclusive activity.
The Inclusive Ambassador programme is intended not just for disabled students who are looking to pursue a career in coaching but also for non-disabled students who are looking for roles within the disability sector.
The ambassadors will be used as a sounding board within their colleges to check and challenge ideas to ensuring disabled students are included in all activity.
Benefits to students
By being an AoC Sport Inclusive Ambassador, students will be able to access the following benefits;
- Free place on the Activity Alliance Inclusive Activity Programme
- Access to a Disability Awareness Webinar
- Ongoing support from AoC Sport Disability Development Officer
- Discounted prices on NGB qualifications (TBC subject to qualification).
To find out more about the programme please contact Shannon Howarth, AoC Sport Disability Development Officer.