Posted: Wed 16th Oct 2013

Flintshire Sports Development achieve national award for commitment to sport for disabled people

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 16th, 2013

Flintshire County Council’s Sports Development unit has been successful in achieving a national award recognising their commitment to the inclusive provision of sport and physical activity for disabled people.

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Disability Sport Wales’ insport development programme is a kite mark scheme identifying commitment towards the provision of inclusive sports opportunities.

Intended to encourage and support the delivery of opportunity throughout sport and leisure, the programme has a four tiered approach and Sport Flintshire has attained the first tier Ribbon Standard.

Donna Bullivant-Evans, Sport Flintshire’s Disability Sport Wales Development Officer said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Sport Flintshire. It shows that we have commitment from planning and policy through to the delivery of our service across Flintshire.We have a team who are truly inclusive and always set out to provide good quality opportunities to all children, young people and adults. We are already working towards the next level in Disability Sport Wales’ insport programme to constantly improve sport and leisure provision for disabled people.”

Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure, said:

“My congratulations go to Sport Flintshire. The team works hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to take part in, and to enjoy, sport and physical activity, and I am pleased that their efforts and commitment have been rewarded in this way.”

Fiona Reid, Innovation Manager for Disability Sports Wales, said: “Disability Sport Wales wish to congratulate Sport Flintshire for their achievement of the insport Development Ribbon standard. It is a real testament to the calibre of work they are currently doing, and have committed to do in the future, and will ensure the ongoing development of inclusive planning and provision of opportunity to disabled communities in the Flintshire area”.

For further information regarding inclusive and/or disability sport opportunities in Flintshire please contact Sport Flintshire on 01352 702480 or emaildonna_bullivant-evans@flintshire.gov.uk.

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