Parasport was created by the British Paralympic Association (BPA) who recognised that more could be done to provide information to disabled people who wanted to take up sport, either at a recreational or competitive level. Clubs, events and activity providers are being encouraged to sign up to be part of Parasport powered by Toyota, an online hub to empower disabled people to become more active, which is being launched to the public in March.
The aim is to create an online destination for people with an impairment to discover and share the physical activities best suited to them. The new site will showcase each activity in greater detail and provide users with more ways than ever to find opportunities. It will be launched with a major national marketing campaign this March.
New Parasport will:
- Connect disabled people to opportunities to get active through a new digital platform: Parasport.org.uk, creating a vibrant community for people to share their experiences and become advocates for the benefits of being more active.
- Give clubs and organisations listed on Parasport the chance to win a range of rewards including a visit from a Paralympian
- Increase awareness of physical activity opportunities that are available for disabled people in the UK by enriching current listings and sourcing new ones, including accessible and inclusive sessions
- Challenge attitudes to disability and empower disabled people and their networks by providing the information, inspiration and confidence they need to become active
The new in-depth listings will give people all the information they need to make informed decisions about which activities are right for them. The registration form is really quick and simple, so fill yours in now and be part of the exciting new Parasport campaign. You can sign up at https://parasport.org.uk/register