Inclusive charity Disability Sports Coach will run its first ever ‘Virtual Summer Festival’ to support the disabled community after the Tokyo Paralympics was postponed.
Taking place from August 25-28, the festival will celebrate the charity’s work and its members across London – including those who used to meet up in person to train and learn new skills in its Elephant and Castle group.
Disability Sports Coach are the leading disability sport charity in the city, with the mission of enabling every disabled person to enjoy the transformative benefits of sport.
Surveys show that even before lockdown, only seventeen per cent of disabled people played sport once a week – half as many as non-disabled people.
Every summer, they host a festival to bring together members of their fourteen community clubs for a day of fun sports-related activities and events.
The clubs span thirteen London boroughs, and support disabled people to get active, build confidence, gain new skills and socialise.
Activities in the virtual festival will include a range of fun interactive sports sessions led by the likes of England Netball, The Amazing Race, Adapted Yoga and more, along with creative sessions, a quiz led by former Paralympic swimmer and Disability Sports Coach patron, Kate Grey.
Kate said: “During these challenging times it’s never been more important to get active and the festival is offering a variety of experiences allowing participants to try new sports, connect with the disability community and feel a part of the Paralympic movement – even if we have to wait a little longer for the action in Tokyo!”
Registration for the event is completely free and is open to all. For more information and to register, visit https://disabilitysportscoach.co.uk