A key aim of Sport Conwy's work is to ensure that sport is accessible for all. With this in mind, this section will provide clubs who wish to become more inclusive with advice on how to do so.
The insport Club programme is part of the broader insport project, which aims to support the physical activity, sport, and leisure sectors delivering inclusively of disabled people. Disability Sport Wales know that the majority of adults get to experience great quality sport opportunity within a club environment, and that disabled people may not want to just play sport within a disability sport or impairment specific club or session.
The purpose for insport Club is therefore to support clubs in developing their provision so that it includes disabled people with clubs structures which provide the best opportunities to the community, increase participation and membership, enable larger sections of the community to become involved within a voluntary governance role, and continue to provide great sport across Wales.
DSW have therefore developed a Toolkit which is intended to support the development of inclusive thinking, planning, development and delivery by the club so that ultimately they could deliver across the spectrum to disabled and non-disabled people, potentially in a range of different formats. This toolkit is about good practice across the board, and in doing this will mean that opportunities for involvement in the sport(s) the clubs offer will increase.
As with the other insport programmes, when the club get involved with insport Club they will be assigned a Case Officer, who will support them through the journey. The programme consists of 4 incremental standards (Ribbon, Bronze, Silver and Gold), against which a series of aims have been identified. At Gold standard only a group of representatives of the club will be invited in to present their journey so far to an independent panel (which will include DSW, Sport Wales and other individuals involved with sport). The club demonstrate the support for each aim by uploading relevant documents and information to a bespoke portal , and the content of the presentation then serves to illustrate the extent to which philosophies of inclusion have been embedded throughout the organisation, the difference that working towards inclusion has made to them, and to let those involved with sport nationally know what great ideas and practices they have around inclusion.
At each standard the insport Club logos will be provided to the club for use on their marketing and communications, and they will be promoted through the DSW website as well. It will mean that if disabled people are looking for a club within their local area, they will know which clubs are better suited to their needs or desire for sport involvement. In some local authorities having achieved one of the insport Club standards will be beneficial in applying for Community Chest and other local grants.
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Sport Conwy has access to some inclusive imagery to assist insport clubs with their marketing and promotion. Please contact the secretary is you would like to access this.
The workshop covers; perceptions & experiences, understanding the participant, models of inclusion, communication, legislation, further information and who is available to help, and practical experience of adapting and modifying activities.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
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Conwy has a wide range, and some of the best sporting opportunities in Wales for disabled people, encompassing both club based opportunities and sessions that take place within leisure centres on a regular basis.
There are participation and performance outlets available for all impairment groups that allow people of all abilities to take part in appropriate opportunities.
With disability specific sessions and clubs as well as inclusive non-disabled clubs it is a great time to get involved with sport or physical activity in Conwy.
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