Second Annual Disability Sports Fest



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

   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 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.




Amy Bird

Club Development (Interim Senior Manager)

Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership


0121 464 6004



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