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Activity Alliance News - May 2018

Activity Alliance   disability inclusionWelcome to May's newsletter.

This edition features our hunt for a new Chair, new IFI accredited gym equipment and the latest blogs. 


Activity Alliance seeks a new Chair

Since being formed in 1998 as the English Federation of Disability Sport, Activity Alliance has become the go-to organisation for information about disabled people’s engagement with sport and active recreation. Now, an exciting opportunity exists to become Chair of Activity Alliance and lead the organisation into a new era of innovation and growth.

Read more about the position

People taking part in an inclusive archery session

World Boccia Championships launch local legacy in Liverpool

With 100 days to go until the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in Liverpool, Paralympic gold medallist David Smith MBE unveiled a £32,000 legacy master plan to improve the lives of local disabled people.

Read more about the legacy master plan here.

David Smith MBE with local children

Blog: “I love the water and spend every opportunity I can sailing”

Activity Alliance features a blog post every Friday on the experiences of disabled people involved in sport and exercise at all levels, finding out what impact being active has on their lives. Here, Julia explains how taking up sailing pushed her beyond her comfort zone and boosted her confidence.

Read Julia's blog.

Julia in her boat

New Limitless Free Trainer gains IFI equipment accreditation

Two years ago Limitless Gym Equipment set out on a mission to create a multi-functional training system that was accessible by everyone. They had a vision of a machine that offered the benefits of functional training to anyone regardless of their experience level. This is when the concept of the Limitless Free Trainer (LFT) was born.

Read more about the Limitless gym equipment here.

Disabled gym user on the equipment

Becoming more active: “Swimming is now firmly a part of my routine”

To mark the 100th year since the first British women got the right to vote, we are posting features on active disabled women. Since January, we’ve been hearing from Shona, a 20 year old disability, lifestyle and beauty blogger. For the past four months she has been blogging about her swimming journey and becoming more active.

Read Shona's latest blog here.

Shona profile photo

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