Access To Disability Sport Conference
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are just a litt le over a year away and as the excitement builds and the UK prepares to take its place on the internati onal stage, the University of Southampton and local partners are hosti ng a conference on access to disability sport.
We will be running a series of workshops, facilitated by experts in their subjects, and within each of the subject areas there will be appropriate acti viti es based on elite and recreati onal standard parti cipati on and opportuniti es.
Chris Holmes MBE, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Director of Paralympic Integrati on for LOCOG will be our keynote inspirati onal speaker. Disability Sports Ambassador, Geoff Holt MBE and Peter Hull MBE, Disability Sports Development Offi cer and Gold Medal winning Paralympic Swimmer, will deliver speeches and workshops drawing on their experiences of breaking down barriers.
The aim of the conference is to increase the profi le of Paralympic sport, share best practi ce, provide learning opportuniti es, infl uence percepti ons and celebrate the achievements of athletes and performers with disabiliti es. It is hoped that the themes of the conference ensure people make the most of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and are prepared for the increase in interest and the legacy that will follow the games.
- Chris Holmes
- Geoff Holt MBE
- Peter Hull MBE
- The conference will address key themes including:
- Breaking down barriers
- Increasing parti cipati on in disability sport
- Faciliti es and equipment
- Elite testing
- Adapting coaching techniques
A designated exhibiton area will be taking place in conjuncti on with the conference and will include: UKSA,
Jubilee Sailing Trust and New Forest Sailability as well as many more.
We believe that this will be an exciti ng, enlightening and informative conference, enabling delegates to take with them tangible soluti ons that will address some of the issues surrounding accessibility to sport and leisure acti viti es. From our preliminary research, we know of no other conference addressing these important issues and we have received enthusiasti c recepti on from national, regional and local NGOs.
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