As you may have noticed by now, here at Disability Sports Coach, we're all about championing the power of community to foster inclusion.
The two key cornerstones of our vision for the disability sport community are connection and visibility. So, over the next few months, we will be introducing you to some of the members of our own community - starting with our coaches!
First up, it's our Project Officer Greer-Aylece, also known Coach G...
"I am Greer-Aylece Robinson, Project Officer at Disability Sports Coach. I have been in this role for the last 2 years, where I have been responsible for the recruitment of volunteers and coaches, developing new programmes, partnerships and outreach, while managing Disability Sports Coach’s Community Club sessions across West London (Hillingdon, Hounslow, Barnet, Brent, Westminster & Kensington & Chelsea and further). Since the pandemic, my role has expanded, now encompassing all of London as well as our online presence.
Outside of Disability Sports Coach I work as a mentor and FA certified football coach at a grassroots football club in South East London, as well as a certified level 3 personal trainer – putting an emphasis on mental health, accessibility and inclusion. I have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Social Research – with the majority of my research being underpinned by access and inclusion, for the most marginalised and underrepresented groups within sports and academia.
Inclusion is so important for me, because I believe that – particularly when dealing with overtly exclusive spaces – everyone should have equal access to basic structures that allow them to hone their skills, strengths, and abilities, especially when it comes to sports.
I have embarked on this journey of advocacy and inclusive practice in order to engage and develop the lives and experiences of all disabled and marginalized people, to feel represented, seen, heard and access all they need to succeed, and that is why I am a part of this organisation.”