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Active Cumbria joins forces with Sainsbury’s Active Kids

August 12, 2014

Active Cumbria is one of 42 County Sports Partnerships across England which have become registered partners of the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training Programme, which aims to increase the number of disabled people taking part in sport and physical activity.

Under the banner of the established Sainsbury’s Active Kids programme, Sport England, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and sports coach UK have joined forces to create Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All inclusive Community Training. Supported by £1 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England, the training is designed to improve knowledge, competence and confidence in delivering sports based activities to disabled people.

EFDS and sports coach UK offered all County Sports Partnership across England the opportunity to become a registered partner for the programme. Through gaining the registered partner status, Active Cumbria is able to host workshops for the initiative, ensuring the local community benefit from this unique workforce development opportunity.

The training specifically targets those who support disabled people in the community but are not traditionally associated with the sporting landscape, such as support workers, parents, carers and healthcare professionals. It is hoped that by providing training to this network, new local opportunities for disabled people to access physical activity and sport will be created.

Of this new relationship with Active Cumbria, Dr Tony Byrne, Chief Executive of sports coach UK said:

”We know how important it is to provide development opportunities for those in community clubs and groups who support participants of all abilities, so we’re delighted to be working in partnership with EFDS and Active Cumbria on this initiative.”

Richard Metcalf, Active Cumbria Development Officer for Coaching Services said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Active Cumbria to support our partners and deliverers within local disability networks. In local tutor Anne Cradock we also have one of the country’s leading disability sport experts, making these workshops a not to be missed event”

In September Active Cumbria will be delivering two Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training workshops. The first of these workshops will be taking place on Weds 17th September, 6pm-9pm at Furness College Sports Hall.  The other workshop will be on Weds 24th September 6pm-9pm at Braithwaite Institute Village Hall. To book a place on a workshop please visit here

For more information, please contact richard.metcalf@cumbria.gov.uk

More information is on the EFDS website link:

http://www.efds.co.uk/resources/sainsbury_s_active_kids_for_all/active_kids_for_all_inclusive_community_training