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English Federation of Disability Sports - Lastest Update

English Federation of Disability SportWelcome to the March newsletter. This edition features winter sports, a Derbyshire training programme and our fantastic fundraisers in the Big Half event


New video: EFDS celebrates winter sports

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) celebrated winter sports to mark the start of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games. EFDS caught up with skiers Angie Hamilton and Josh Lloyd at one of Disability Snow Sport UK’s inclusive skiing session to hear about their love for the sport.

Watch the film and read more from Angie and Josh here.

Angie on a sit-ski

Derbyshire children’s charity first to deliver MATP programme

Children’s charity, Fairplay, has become the first community organisation in Derbyshire to be trained to deliver Special Olympic GB’s Motor Activity Training Programme (MATP). The training will enable charity staff to support members with profound learning disabilities and complex needs to enjoy meaningful physical activity and sport.

Read more about the training here.

An activity session in Derbyshire

British Rowing launches new Inclusive Club Guide

British Rowing launched a new Inclusive Club Guide to further improve inclusivity and diversity in rowing. The new Guide has been written in partnership with Sporting Equals and in consultation with the rowing community across the country.

Read more about the British Rowing Guide here

A woman in para-rowing training

Blog: “Pilates is about strength in your body and mind”

EFDS website features a blog post every Friday. This year, we'll be sharing the experiences of disabled people involved in sport and exercise at all levels, finding out what impact being active has on their lives. Here, Jeannie tells us how Pilates transformed her life.

Read Jeannie's blog here.

Jeannie doing pilates

Team Nationwide takes on the Big Half for EFDS

The first Vitality Big Half Marathon took place on Sunday 4 March 2018. Thousands of runners took part and EFDS was delighted to have a team of 27 runners from Nationwide Building Society lining up at the start, raising in total over £10,000 for the charity.

Read more about the Big Half event here.

Fundraisers in the Big Half


A group of people in training

Make active lives possible with us

EFDS exists to make active lives possible. To do this we enable organisations to support disabled people to be and stay active for life. We rely on generous fundraisers to develop and continue our work.

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Swimmer in the pool

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There are many activities to take part in around the country. We promote many events and Inclusive Fitness Initiative gyms.

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English Federation of Disability Sport
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3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough,
Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
Tel: 01509 227750 Fax: 01509 227777

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