Birmingham Disability Sports Fest

REMINDER TIME – Please be aware that the deadline for signing-up to run activity as part of BDSF 2014 is next Friday 30th May. If you would like to discuss the details of campaign further, then please feel free to give me a call. Thanks. Regards, Amy

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It would be fantastic if you could take a look at the below opportunity and to actively encourage your clubs to be involved, wherever possible.

Last year, our inaugural campaign known as the Birmingham Disability Sports Fest (BDSF), saw over 40 free, or minimal cost, taster sessions being delivered by clubs and organisations from across Birmingham, comprising of 25 inclusive sports and taking place at 22 different venues across the city.

In total, the festival managed to engage with 137 new participants over the course of a week, and this year we are aiming for a minimum of 250.

Through this festival and the wider work of the Birmingham Disability Sports Forum, the overall aim is to develop new and existing inclusive sports sessions within clubs and the community to increase participation levels in sport for this underrepresented group.

Not only is this a brilliant platform to promote your inclusive or disability-specific products and programmes, but it will also provide a route into new audiences which are notoriously difficult to access and engage using traditional campaign approaches.

In the lead-up to, and during BDSF week (12th-20th July), we will be organising a series of disability sport training workshops (to be confirmed shortly) to encourage clubs and organisations keen to develop the reach and accessibility of their club to get involved.

Your input and involvement would therefore be much appreciated.

Please see our dedicated Disability Sport website page for any further information: http://www.birminghamsportpartnership.org/projects/details/11/disability-sport

 

Many thanks.

Regards,

Amy

Amy Bird

Club Development (Interim Senior Manager)

Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership

Email:  Amy.L.Bird@Birmingham.gov.uk

0121 464 6004

07774337391

 

Manor House | Floor 2 | 40 Moat Lane| Birmingham B5 5BD

 

Website:   www.birminghamsportpartnership.org

Twitter:     @BSPAPNews   @birminghamcoach  @bhamschoolgames

Facebook: facebook/birminghamsportpartnership

LinkedIn:  Birmingham-sport-physical-activity-partnership

 

Visit www.BirminghamSportCoaching.org to book on to our club, coach and volunteer workshops.

CALLING ALL SPORTS CLUBS AND ORGANSATIONS!

 

The Birmingham Disability Sports Forum is delighted to invite clubs in the city to be part of the second annual Birmingham Disability Sports Fest (BDSF)a week-long festival of inclusive sport that celebrates opportunities to be active, regardless of background, age or ability.

 

Organised and coordinated by the Birmingham Disability Sports Forum, this week-long festival of sport will provide discounted or FREE activities and the opportunity for members of the public to have a go at sports that they may never have tried before.

 

BDSF 2014 aims to deliver Paralympic-inspired sport sessions as part of a series of open taster days during the week of Saturday 12thJuly to Sunday 20th July 2014 (inclusive)

  

 These series of ‘open days’ will take place over the course of the week and will be promoted via the various local, regional and national partner networks; with the aim of offering a range of inclusive sports sessions to every impairment and age group – particularly focusing on family-friendly activities.

All sports sessions will be promoted via a dedicated digital marketing campaign, promotional literature and will feature in the official BDSF 2014 Programme in order to generate as much awareness across the city as possible.  This really is an opportunity to be part of something special, and not to be missed!

See last years’ success for yourself….BDSF 2013

Birmingham Disability Sports Fest (BDSF) was a campaign launched in October 2013, and saw over a hundred people of all ages take part in 40 different taster activities across a wide range of inclusive sports in the city.  
Please click here to see the success of last years’ campaign, and launch of BDSF 2013
(Preview)

  

 

 

 

 

  Who can run sessions?

·         Sporting or non-sporting organisations (i.e. youth clubs, charities, local police, voluntary groups etc.) that want to reach new audiences / markets through sport

·         Disability-specific sports clubs / organisations wishing to increase membership or reach groups which may be particularly hard to engage

·         Mainstream sports clubs looking to become more inclusive in the way that they deliver activities

·         Mainstream sports clubs which already offer disability coaching sessions but want to develop / widen their offer further

·         Organisations / clubs wishing to cater for specific disability classifications

·         Organisations / clubs simply wishing to shout about the great work that they already do for disability sport!

 

   What activities can be delivered?

·         Impairment-specific activities (to cater for certain needs)

·         Fully inclusive multisport sessions to encourage mass participation

·         Taster sessions in the less well-known disability sports to raise profile and awareness

·         Sessions that offer a wider range of activities to compliment sport, such as arts and culture and those which are family-friendly

·         Coach observation sessions for entry-level volunteers / coaches wishing to coach disability sport

Those organisations which sign-up to the BDSF week will have access to a wide range of support and resources (including a menu of training workshops) to help them to deliver inclusive sports sessions during this week, and support long-term sustainability.

If you are interested in being part of Birmingham Disability Sports Fest 2014, please complete the attached Activity Registration Form and return to Amy.L.Bird@Birmingham.gov.uk by Friday 30th May

Please note that any late submissions may not be included in the official BDSF 2014 Programme and other marketing material.

 

In the meantime, please follow the Birmingham Disability Sport Forum’s new Twitter account HERE to keep up-to-date on the campaign and other inclusive sport information!

Many thanks.

Regards,

Amy

 

Amy Bird

Club Development (Interim Senior Manager)

Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership

Email:  Amy.L.Bird@Birmingham.gov.uk

0121 464 6004

07774337391

 

Manor House | Floor 2 | 40 Moat Lane| Birmingham B5 5BD

 

Website:   www.birminghamsportpartnership.org

Twitter:     @BSPAPNews   @birminghamcoach  @bhamschoolgames

Facebook: facebook/birminghamsportpartnership

LinkedIn:  Birmingham-sport-physical-activity-partnership

 

Visit www.BirminghamSportCoaching.org to book on to our club, coach and volunteer workshops.