British Paralympic Association welcomes DSAuk as member
The Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk) has been invited to become a full voting member of the British Paralympic Association (BPA) at the BPA's annual general meeting on Wednesday 20 November 2019. DSAuk are delighted to accept the invitation. They are now a member of the National Paralympic Committee.
DSAuk are delighted to have been asked to join the National Paralympic Committee and look forward to helping the BPA achieve success at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.
Over many years, DSAuk has supported the sporting careers of many Paralympic medallists, including Matthew Whorwood, Zoe Newson and Ellie Simmonds OBE. They look forward to seeing DSAuk members compete in the new Paralympic sport of Para-badminton in Tokyo next year, alongside our swimmers, field athletes and powerlifters.
Mike Sharrock, Chief Executive for British Paralympic Association, said:
"I am delighted to welcome the newest member to the British Paralympic Association family. Short stature athletes have played an integral role in the success of ParalympicsGB and captured the imagination of the British public.
"We look forward to working closely with DSAuk and the wider membership as we build toward Tokyo 2020 and to help us deliver our vision: through sport, to inspire a better world for disabled people."
President and Founder of DSAuk, Arthur Dean OBE said:
"As President of the Dwarf Sports Association, I am thrilled that DSAuk has been given the fantastic opportunity to become a member of the British Paralympic Association along with representatives of the other National Disability Sporting Organisations.
"DSAuk is an amazing, unique grassroots sporting association which changes lives of people with dwarfism. Giving people fantastic opportunities to participate in sport on a level playing field, as well as progressing through to Paralympic competition and other opportunities that may arise in the world of disability sport. Together we can make a difference."
Visit DSAuk website for more information about the organisation and opportunities to be active.