North Yorkshire Sport (NYS) is one of 45 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) that support and facilitate a range of networks in order to promote a multi-agency approach to the development of sport and physical activity. The remit of NYS includes county sports development forums, coaching and club networks, which provide a mechanism for local people and organisations to share good practice, identify local needs to influence joint planning and delivery of sporting activity.
NYS is committed to making sure disabled people have the same sport and physical activity opportunities as non-disabled people. NYS delivers this through the North Yorkshire Disability Sport Steering Group, the disability sport knowledge hub for the county. The group have adopted the 5 national EFDS priorities which are:
- Provider Commitment – More people and organisations supporting disabled people to participate in sport and physical activity
- Pathways and Progress – Disabled people can access the sport of their choice throughout their lives and progress to the level they choose.
- Personal Development – The confidence and self-esteem of disabled people is enhanced through sport and physical activity.
- Public Perception – Attitudes regarding disabled people and the sports they take part in are positive
- Participation for Life – The experience of sport and physical activity is positive, beneficial and enjoyable.
Local priorities and considerations have been incorporated into the development and work programme.
NYS manages a number of Sport England programmes, including the School Games (which has seen an increase from 1 inclusive event 5 years ago to 7 within this years’ programme), Satellite Clubs (which have identified and enabled 8 Special Schools to be involved with the programme) and Sportivate which continues to be fully inclusive.
North Yorkshire has a unique geography and population profile. NYS have developed, piloted and drawn in external funding to enable a ‘Primetime’ programme to be delivered within the county. This is an innovative programme to use sport and active recreation to address loneliness and isolation for older people in rural areas.
Development Manager – Disability
North Yorkshire Sport Ltd
Harrogate High School
Office: 01423 813035
Mobile: 07414 911218