Disability Sport Yorkshire (formerly the Federation of Disability Sports Organisations) was founded in 1993. The new organisation brought together under one umbrella four existing regional disability sports organisations.
Our main aim was, and still is, to address the inequality in access to sport for disabled people.
Following a review of our work over two years ago, we changed our name, developed a strategic plan for disability sport, modernised our working practices and recruited a new board of trustees with business experience.
We have committed to 3 major impacts by 2020. We aim to make Yorkshire the best place in England for disabled people to:
- improve their well-being through physical activity
- play sport on a regular basis
- become a sporting champion
In August 2014 we established our new operational base in Wakefield. We are developing Denhale Active Recreation Centre, a purpose-built community sports centre, as a centre of excellence for disability sport in Yorkshire. From the centre we run our regional sports programmes and projects, our Active Events programme and inclusive training and coaching qualification courses.