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CIMSPA and Activity Alliance strengthen relationship with MOU

We are delighted to announce a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will lead the way for greater inclusion in physical activity.

Young disabled people taking part in an adapted cycling session in the park

CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, and Activitiy Alliance, the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity, will work together to improve the workforce’s confidence and knowledge.

In partnership, we want to improve opportunities for disabled people as part of the sport and physical activity workforce. We will also support to build a professional workforce that is confident in including disabled people in their activities.

The MOU marks a significant commitment from both organisations to work collaboratively in a range of ways. This includes the development of professional standards, standards for deployment and representation on CIMSPA Professional Development Committees.

Adam Blaze, Chief Executive, at Activity Alliance, said about the exciting partnership:

"We are pleased to have a formal agreement in place with CIMSPA which highlights the important role Activity Alliance can play in workforce development and representation. Our research shows that disabled people are half as likely to see ‘people like me’ playing and working in sport and physical activity, compared to non-disabled people. This is not right or fair, and through working closely together we hope to see a more representative and confident workforce across the sport and physical activity sector."

Colin Huffen Associate Director Policy and Professional Services said about the developing partnership:

"As an organisation that works with professionals from across the sector, we recognise that in order to make sure that sport and physical activity is accessible for all, we need the tools in place to support the Sport and Physical Activity sectors professionals to deliver best-practice guidance. The work that Activity Alliance has achieved so far, has shown great impact, and we want to make sure that this can be applied across the whole sector."