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EFDS News November

Swimmingdisability4Welcome to November's newsletter. This edition features a Minister's announcement, World Children's Day and a new resource promoting the National Disability Sports Organisations. 


Minister announces new partnership to support disabled people

In early November, the former Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health Penny Mordaunt MP unveiled plans for a pioneering cross-sector scheme to give disabled people and those with long-term health conditions better access to physical activity opportunities. The cross-sector initiative – to be led by ukactive, Sport England, Disability Rights UK and the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) – will aim to remove barriers to physical activity for disabled people so they can tap into its myriad benefits.

Read more on the partnership here.

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EFDS celebrating World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day is 20 November and this year’s theme was #KidsTakeOver. The United Nations' (UN) Universal Children's Day, established in 1954, is celebrated each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. EFDS marked it with a film containing comments from disabled children. What would they do if they were in charge of sport for a year?

Read more about the film and Day here.

Children playing hockey

EFDS welcomes three new Board members

EFDS is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board. Maria Palmer, James Daly and Kate Brentley will sit alongside another eight Non-Executive Directors to help strategically lead the national charity.

Read more about the new Board members here.

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New video educates schools on delivering inclusive opportunities

To mark World Children's Day, the National Disability Sports Organisations and Youth Sport Trust released a new video to improve the delivery of inclusive sports opportunities through the School Games. The new video highlights how schools can work together with expert partners to ensure their School Games offer is inclusive for all pupils.

Read more about the new film here.

Young people playing sitting volleyball

Blog: "Snooker is such an inclusive and welcoming sport"

EFDS's website features a blog post every Friday throughout the year. This month, November is "Movember" to raise awareness of men's health. In support of Movember, EFDS is featuring a series of blogs from active disabled men, who share their experiences of being active. This week, Joe Hardstaff tell us about his love for snooker.

Read Joe's blog here.

Joe playing snooker



Boy playing adapted sports

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