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Sport England have funded the 3 year project in Derbyshire.

Sporting Chances, Sporting Choices

Increasing participation

In 2014, Derbyshire Sport received funding from Sport England to deliver a project that focused on increasing regular participation by people with physical disabilities and special educational needs (aged 14+).

The project is being delivered through the provision of a varied programme of sporting opportunities and targeted mentoring and training work at various locations across Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Sport are working with local partners to establish hubs for both Inclusive Cycling and Wheelchair Basketball.

In addition to the hubs, inclusive sport sessions are being developed and supported within sports that include Boccia, sitting volleyball and Multi-Sport activities.

Across the life of the project, over 1,110 people with a disability have taken part.

The project has helped to develop Boccia across Derbyshire.

Targeted support

The project is providing targeted support for participants and for organisations and clubs in the delivery of sustainable, inclusive sessions. Local clubs that have been supported include Belper Hammers Volleyball Club, Chesterfield Boccia group and Just Good Friends.

Click here to read about how the project engaged with Buxton College students in a new version of Cricket.

To find out how to get involved in any of the inclusive activities involved in the project or any other inclusive sports and activities throughout Derbyshire please visit:

Inclusive sport & physical activity training

During the second year of the project in 2016, Derbyshire Sport worked in partnership with the Derbyshire Sport Trust and MJM Associates to develop a new workshop on inclusion in sport and physical activity.

The workshops were open to anyone involved in delivering sport and physical activity; bespoke mentoring was on offer as a follow up.

Read more about the workshops here:

To find out how to get involved in any of the inclusive activities involved in the project or any other inclusive sports and activities throughout Derbyshire please visit:

To find out how to get involved in any of the inclusive activities involved in the project or any other inclusive sports and activities throughout Derbyshire please visit:

To find out how to get involved in any of the inclusive activities involved in the project or any other inclusive sports and activities throughout Derbyshire please visit: