19 disabled volunteers and coaches start a sports events development programme, in partnership with London Sport

On the 20th May 2019, 19 of our disabled volunteers and coaches completed an "Organising & Managing Events" workshop as part of a programme funded by London Sport. The programme aims to increase the amount and improve the diversity of sports volunteers in the capital.

Yesterday marked the first part of the programme, attending a training workshop delivered by Street Games. Our workforce learnt how to plan, organise and manage sports events understanding tasks needed before, during or after events.

They will then put their learning into practice at a local sports event, this time with London Youth Games at their ParaGames Athletics competition on the 19th June 2019.

Louis Wickett-Padgham, Disability Sports Coach's Business Development Manager said: "It is incredibly important to build on the recent successes that our representative workforce have earned. We've have a fantastic bunch of volunteers that are incredibly motivated, so providing more training and more practical experience is essential and working in partnership with London Sport, London Youth Games and Street Games allows us to do so."

Megan Bevis, Senior Project Officer at London Sport said: “It was great to see Disability Sports Coach get 19 fantastic and hard-working volunteers upskilled at StreetGames’ Organising and Managing Events workshop last night at House of Sport.

“A broader, more diverse and inclusive workforce is absolutely pivotal to meeting the physical activity needs of all Londoners and enabling them to lead active lives. Having disabled volunteers is a major part of this aim and I look forward to seeing them put their skills into practice at the London Youth Games this summer.”

We'd like to wish all volunteers who progress to the ParaGames Competition, the very best of luck!

Get Involved - want to join our volunteer team?

Support our weekly award-winning Community Clubs for all disabled people by joining our volunteer team. To join or for more information about our Volunteer Training Programme, please contact Louis Wickett-Padgham on 020 021 0973 or email louis@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk.