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Disability & Inclusion

Active Sussex raises the profile of disability sport by working with National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), disability organisations, local & national partners. 

Interested in information about activities, events and campaigns for children and adults wanting to get active then sign up here to receive our disability & inclusion e-news. The West Sussex and East Sussex information websites also provide a list of opportunities.

Sussex Disability Sports Network

The aim of the network is to support the development & provision of disability sport and inclusive physical activity across Sussex. The network is made up of a range of partners all championing this area of work, with a a number of SDSN Champions helping to lead the direction and delivery of network events. If you are interested in becoming a Champion please get in contact.

If you would like to be added to the Sussex Disability Sports Network database to receive strategic information or want to know more about the network then please sign up here.

Next Event 

When: Wednesday 3 April 2019, 9.45am-12:30pm.

Where: Sussex County Cricket Club, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove, Eaton Road, BN3 3AN.

Cost: Free.

Agenda: Sussex Disability Sports Network 2019 programme is available here. 

Booking: Book your FREE place HERE.

Previous events 

The Sussex Disability Sports Network Event 2018 took place on Tuesday 25 September 10am-12.30pm at the Sussex County Cricket Groung, Hove. 

September 2018 Disability Sports Network Event presentation (pdf) – alternative formats available on request

November 2017 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event presentation (pdf) – alternative formats available on request. 

March 2017 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event – focused on partner engagement ‘speed dating’ style event. For information about the event please contact us.

July 2016 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event Presentations (pdf) – alternative formats available on request. 

National Partners

Activity Alliance 

Strategic lead for disability sport in England, providing useful resources & insight to help get more disabled people active.   

National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) 

British Blind SportCerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports AssociationEnglish Learning Disability Sport Alliance  (which is a partnership between Mencap Sport & Special Olympics GB), UK Deaf SportWheelpower and LimbPower

Training opportunities

Activity Alliance Disability Equality Training and a ‘Delivering an Excellent Service for Disabled Customers’ e-learning course.

The Sussex Disability Sports Network has compiled a list of known local training and national training. If you deliver similar training please let us know. 

The Inclusive Activity Training developed by the Activity Alliance will equip you with the skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more effectively in activities. If you would like more information about the course you can find out more here.

If you are interested in attending or hosting an Inclusive Activity Training workshop then please contact


Activity Alliance Inclusion Club Hub toolkit helps clubs to include more disabled people in their activities. Use it to develop a club action plan, support your Clubmark process, or your general planning.

Please find a list of useful resources to the right of the page. Alternative formats can be provided on request.

For more information please contact:

Ross Joannides

Ross Joannides

Strategic Relationship Manager

01273 644 154 / 07760 164001

Ross is the strategic lead for physical activity and health managing stakeholder relations and taking an insight led focus on inactive populations. He also acts as the Disability & Safeguarding deputy.