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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Disability Awareness and Sports Inclusion Course.

On Wednesday 5th June twenty one eager and enthusiastic participants attended a Disability Awareness and Sports Inclusion Course.
Waterford Sports Partnership ran the course in conjunction with the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and was tutored by Paul Ryan (IWA Sports Development Officer). The course was targeted at programme leaders, sports clubs, and NGB’s who intend to run inclusive sports camps and activities with a view to including people with a disability. The aim of the course was to familiarise leaders on the benefits of inclusive practices and the best methods for including individuals with a disability within their club/camp.

The course included a mixture of both theory and practical modules on the night. The theory module on Disability Awareness covered the topics of physical and sensory disabilities. The practical module on Sports Inclusion focused on participants developing and adapting a physical activity session to cater for all participants regardless of disability.    

Participants were delighted with how the course ran on the night, suggesting it was a “very insightful & practical course” (Cathy Pembroke). Conor Phelan, Development Officer with Waterford Institute of Technology said the course “opened my eyes to disability inclusion”.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in taking part in a Disability Awareness course please contact Pauline Cunningham on  051 849855 or email

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