16/03/2020

Looking back at our first year!

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It’s been one year since the re-launch of Parasport and what a year it has been.

Parasport is an online hub developed in partnership with Toyota to empower disabled people to become more active.

In March 2019, Jonnie Peacock attended the launch event in a SEN school and tried a number of sports alongside schoolchildren too.

The first month saw 125,000 visitors to the website and from there Parasport has gone from strength to strength.

New initiatives have been developed, alongside our activity finder which now has over 2,500 inclusive clubs and activities from across the UK.

November saw the launch of the Toyota Parasport Fund which aims to help activity providers improve the quality and quantity of sport and activities available to disabled people.

The £250,000 funding opportunity was available to support specialist equipment and training, location dependent, and was supported by Paralympians Karen Darke, Bethany Firth, Piers Gilliver and Phil Pratt.  

New for 2020 was Parasport Club of the Month – a series designed to shine a light on some of the best inclusive opportunities to get active across the UK.

January saw DanceSyndrome given the inaugural award, February’s club was the Girls Win initiative and March saw the North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Rugby League & Disability Sports Club given the prize.

And just last month we teamed up Kris Saunders-Stowe to produce a guided home workout series

With so much to be celebrated, another high came for Parasport when we were shortlisted for the 2020 Sports Industry Awards in the category for the Tessa Jowell Social and Environmental Impact award.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the past 12 months to make getting active #AnyonesGame