Karen Lewis-Archer – Sports Development Officer
Another great 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
Sport North Tyneside’s Disability Sport programme works with disabled people of all ages and across all impairment groups. They organise a number of sessions across the borough for disabled people in sports such as swimming, athletics, trampolining and rebound, as well as a variety of multi-sport settings. In the latter part of 2012 the team were successful in gaining funding from Sport England to enhance our existing programme. They are now successfully offering opportunities in athletics, Boccia, swimming, sailing, cycling, trampolining, golf, and multi-sport. Participation has risen rapidly with the funding in place, and they are looking at other unique ways of enhancing income streams to support the development of the programme post 2012 Paralympic Legacy.
Karen has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of disability sport. As a senior athlete, Karen reached the pinnacle of her racing career by becoming World Champion 400m, and representing GB at both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.
Karen holds a BA (Hons) Leisure Management, and an Msc in Sports Management, and has worked extensively in the disability sport field for many years.