Sports Inclusion Disability Programme
In 2008 Donegal Sports Partnership (DSP) announced the appointment of the first Sports Inclusion Disability Officer. This appointment was one of 20 countrywide positions created which were based within the Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs). The Sports Inclusion Disability Programme (SIDP) has the overall aim of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in sport and recreational physical activity. A core element of the SIDP is to work in partnership with sport and recreation clubs, facilities, service providers, national governing bodies and people with disabilities to promote on-going and active participation. Key elements of the programme include programming, training and education, information provision and a working in a co-ordinated approach to the provision of sport and physical activity for people of all abilities.
The SIDP targets individuals of all ages and abilities who have an interest in participating in sport or recreational physical activity. A wide variety of programmes are now accessible to those interested including; Boccia, Football for All, Martial Arts, Wheelchair Basketball, Water Sports, Outdoor Pursuits, Sportshall Athletics, Gaelic Games, Tai Chi, Swimming, Walking Programmes, Handcycling, Sports Ability Days. Donegal Sports Partnership strives to ensure that all of it’s programmes are inclusive and accessible to individuals of all abilities.
Training & Education
Another fundamental pillar of the SIDP is training and education. A number of workshops are available which can be tailored towards the needs of specific groups. Some of the training courses on offer include; Disability Awareness Training, Inclusive Games & Sport 4 All Training.
Further Information Available From:
Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO)
Donegal Sports Partnership
River Front House
Tel: 074 (91) 16078/16079