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Access Sport launches the Inclusive Club Network

National charity Access Sport has launched its Inclusive Club Network to over 300 community clubs.

Young man riding adapted bike with supporter during a cycling session in the park

The Inclusive Club Network will include clubs transforming the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people. Driven by a shared objecive to make inclusion the norm, the Inclusive Club Network provides additional support to all clubs that they work with. The network helps clubs connect with the resources, inspiration, and training needed to sustain an inclusive sports club. This includes:

  • Regular inclusion-focused webinars, including inspirational talks and expert speakers
  • Access to the inclusion training and resources your club needs
  • A platform to showcase how their club is promoting inclusion
  • Invitations to in-person events, festivals and inspiring club visits
  • Collective action on matters of common interest, to create national-level change.

The Inclusive Club Network’s calendar of events will cover topics such as disability inclusion, women and girls inclusion, neurodiversity and capacity building.

Hayley Barton, Delivery Director said:

"We are absolutely thrilled to launch the Inclusive Club Network! This community will act as a collaborative and inspiring space for community sports clubs to come together and share learning on inclusion and accessibility. As it develops, we will also support the collective action of clubs on matters of common interest and facilitate opportunities for clubs, coaches, and volunteers to meet. Looking longer-term, we see the network evolving into the number one hub for best practice in inclusive community sport."

Training, equipping and supporting clubs to provide inclusive sessions is the core focus of Access Sport’s work. They hope the Inclusive Club Network will offer long-term support to all the clubs they work with.

To find upcoming Inclusive Club Network events click here.