Results from the Bristol Quality of Life Survey 2018-19 found that only 14.4% of disabled people take part in sport at least once a week compared to 44.3% of the average Bristol population. An alarming statistic, but one that the recent Multi-Sport, Health & Wellbeing Festival will be impacting.

 

On Thursday 8th August, St Pauls Community Sports Academy became a hive of activity as 226 people from across the Bristol area came to experience a range of activities delivered by disability inclusive providers. Click on the image below for a closer look. 

An infographic detailing participant information and feedback survey results

A joint venture between charities Access Sport and Cerebral Palsy Plus, the aim of the event was to bring more sport and physical activity opportunities to the local disabled community in a free, fun and friendly manner. The event did just that. With 18 different activities available to try, ranging from wheelchair rugby to face painting, yoga to BMX and boccia to dance, there really was something for everyone. From the feedback collected, 100% of participants know more about inclusive opportunities in the area and 86.67% are likely to go to a session led by one of the deliverers from the day.

 

The CP Plus/Access Sport Health and Wellbeing day was a fantastic and very enjoyable event. We had lots of interest in Boccia and our Boccia club in Henbury, with many people participating in the game for the first time. We really hope the event continues on an annual basis and it will be a regular in our diary if it does!

 A group of people playing boccia

The best inclusive event I’ve attended!

 The event was open to everyone, irrespective of age, disability or previous sporting experience.

With an age range of 2 – 81 years present, whole families came along to spend the day together, try something new and be active.

 

I really enjoyed myself today with my family

 A mum and her two daughters smiling at the camera

Special mentions

The day wouldn’t have been possible without all of these fantastic organisations and individuals who supported the event and made it so memorable for the participants: 

  • Access Sport
  • All Aboard Watersports
  • Bristol Bears Community Foundation
  • Bristol Inclusive Thrill Seekers
  • Cerebral Palsy Plus
  • DS Football
  • Dynamic Play
  • Fare Share & Feeding Bristol
  • Flamingo Chicks
  • Flyerz Hockey
  • GEM Boccia Club
  • Gloucester Athletics Club
  • Inclusive Orienteering
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • LTA Open Court
  • Making Trax
  • Nealey Conquest
  • Neurokinex
  • Out & About Consortium
  • Photographers – Connie Summerfied, Will Heason, Rob Steel
  • Quest 88
  • St Pauls Community Sports Academy
  • Two’s Company
  • West of England Visually Impaired Sport and Physical Activity Forum
  • World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
  • Yoga with Chand

 















Photos

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Multi-Sport, Health & Wellbeing Festival 2019

 

Further information

For further information about the event or disability inclusive opportunities in the area, please contact:

 

Lizzie Edgecombe, Development Manager – Disability Inclusion

[email protected]uk

0117 941 5829