SportsAble Club – disabled and non-disabled people playing multiple sports together

Nick Gibbs, Sports Manager, SportsAble Club

Another exciting presentation at

Disability Sport or Sport for Disabled People
A one-day conference focusing on how to increase
disabled people’s participation in sport and active recreation
16th May 2013,
English Institute for Sport, Sheffield

SportsAble is a charity providing sports opportunities for people with physically and sensory impairments of all ages in the South East. They have 600 members; disabled and non-disabled athletes, volunteers and coaches.

SportsAble has its own sports centre and is a great example in that disabled and non-disabled people can play multiple sports together. They offer athletics, archery, boccia, golf, kurling, pool, rowing, shooting, short tennis, swimming, table tennis and ten pin bowling.

They provide sporting opportunities at all levels with SportsAble having been represented at every Paralympic Games since 1976. In 2012 they were presented with an EFDS Star Club Award.

Nick’s presentation will share with you how SportsAble have maintained their position at the forefront of disability sport, what obstacles they have had to overcome and their exciting expansion plans for the future.

Nick Gibbs has been involved in disability sport for 20 years, initially as a volunteer supporting disabled athletes participating in sport.

He is the Sports Manager at SportsAble, a leading multi-sports centre for disabled people, as well as being a qualified coach for Boccia, Goalball and New Age Kurling.

Nick’s role at SportsAble is to support the 12 sports currently offered as well as working with NGBs and CSPs to support the development of disability sport in the South East.

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