Sport, parks and leisure - New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport ...
22 Mar 2019 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

11 Jan 2019

New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport
BY Tom Walker

The report is one of the largest collections of information on the topic of disability sport

The report is one of the largest collections of information on the topic of disability sport

A new study published by the European Commission aims to help sports organisations ensure those with disabilities are offered the best opportunities to engage in organised sports.

The Mapping on access to sport for people with disabilities report aims to develop knowledge of best practice approaches in addressing the barriers people with disabilities face – and also offers information on the funding opportunities which are available to support such actions.

Outlining best practice – and solutions to "barrier busting" – across 11 EU countries, the report is one of the largest collections of information on the topic of disability sport participation.

The study also analyses three main benefits of sport participation for people with disabilities: personal health, individual development and social benefits, with a hopeful outcome of enlisting community leaders to promote the importance of sport opportunities for people with disabilities.

A spokesperson for the European Commission said: "There are an estimated 80m people with a disability in the EU – around 15 per cent of the total population – but disabled people are less likely to take part in organised sport than non-disabled individuals.

"The European Commission has therefore aimed to develop knowledge of ‘good practice’ approaches to addressing issues that may be preventing individuals with disabilities from engaging in organised sports.

"This report has collected information on the participation of people with disabilities in sport – to better understand the individual, social and environmental barriers that may make participation in sports more difficult for disabled individuals.

"Expanded opportunities and targeted funding – towards, for instance, more conveniently located facilities or better-trained professional staff – can thereby better equip individuals with the tools they need to join organised sports."

Click here to download and readthe full report.



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Rugby League World Cup 2021 to leave a lasting legacy in England
Rugby League World Cup 2021 to leave a lasting legacy in England   21 Mar 2019

The legacy of the Rugby League World Cup – to be held in England in 2021 – will stretch far beyond the immediate horizons of the game itself, .... more>>
Jonnie Peacock launches online hub to help disabled people be more active
Jonnie Peacock launches online hub to help disabled people be more active   15 Mar 2019

Double Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock has launched a new online hub, designed to empower disabled people to become more physically active. .... more>>
Welsh Assembly to make PE and school sport priorities in efforts to get children active
Welsh Assembly to make PE and school sport priorities in efforts to get children active   15 Mar 2019

Welsh schoolchildren will be offered at least two hours of physical education each week, after a Welsh Assembly committee made a commitment to make it .... more>>
Winter Olympics sports centre in Switzerland on track for summer completion
Winter Olympics sports centre in Switzerland on track for summer completion   14 Mar 2019

The first phase of construction on the Malley Sports Center – a 10,000-capacity complex taking shape in Lausanne, Switzerland is expected to wrap in .... more>>
Luton Town secures final approval for new stadium
Luton Town secures final approval for new stadium   14 Mar 2019

League One football club Luton Town has secured the final go-ahead for its planned 17,500-seater stadium The club was granted planning permission .... more>>
Company profile


Pavigym

Known as the number one go-to for flooring and for their unique PRAMA interactive range, PAVIGYM prides itself on engineering gold-standard workout experiences, for every type of audience.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Style and innovation feature in Nizels health club upgrade

Style and innovation feature in Nizels health club upgrade

Crown Sports Lockers has combined innovative design with changing room provision and project delivery excellence for a refurbishment at Nizels Golf & Country Club in Kent. More>>




in this issue

• DLL to reach 100th UK club landmark
• Boutique fitness sector 'still thriving'
• Armathwaite launches 'Lemoga' experience



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer - Shirley Solihull
Location: West Midlands, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self employed
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Company: énergie group
Membership Sales Consiltant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Company: énergie group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




25-27 Mar 2019

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Exhibition (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Fitness: Hybrid fitness
ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace More>>
  Interview: Katy Bowman
In her latest book, the biomechanist and author explains why we need to widen our spectrum of movement and connect with our inner hunter-gatherer More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Tony Butler
Derby Museums Trust executive director delivers social justice in museums More>>
  Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd