Ability Sport

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Welcome to Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Ability Sport page! Just to introduce myself, I am the Inclusion Engagement Officer, David Richards. It is my role to inform the public on all aspects of Disability Sport in Staffordshire; striving to ensure that all individual needs are met by supporting everyone, no matter of ability, to try something new, develop and realise their full potential.

Our Ability Sport section helps to inform and educate the public of the value that Disability Sport holds and the variety of different sporting activities that can be easily adapted to suit the needs of all in the community. Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent offer a variety of services to ensure this continues including:

  • Signposting of internal and external activities
  • Financial support
  • Promotion of activities
  • Insight and statistics
  • Training

Sport can be adapted in many ways that now a variety of different sports are creating alternative versions of their sport to ensure of inclusive participation.

The role of sport in the community is rich in variety. Physical activity is increasingly being used as a method to support various disadvantaged groups and prevent issues rising in the community. Therefore, it is my responsibility to offer insight, opportunities and support to different community groups to bridge the gaps between accessibility of sport and various disadvantaged groups:

  • Disability
  • Low-socioeconomic
  • Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Women and Girls
  • Elderly

No one should ever feel disconnected or discouraged to take part in sport and physical activity and I make it my duty to ensure that everyone in Staffordshire has the opportunity to take part in sport to support accessibility, development and enjoyment!

Please take a look at our Ability Sports pages and please get in contact with me if you want any more information about Disability and Inclusive Sport in Staffordshire.

Thanks and I hope to speak to you very soon!

For more information contact 

David Richards
Inclusion Engagement Officer
Tel: 01785 619398  /  07800619693
email: drichards@staffordbc.gov.uk