Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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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. 

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Sussex Disability Sports Network

The aim of the network is to support the development & provision of disability sport and inclusive physical activity across Sussex. If you would like more infrmation about the network please contact 

July 2016 Disability Sports Network Event Presentations – alternative formats available on request. 

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

National Partners

English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) 

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

The Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training is available for parents, carers, support workers, volunteers & healthcare professionals who support disabled people of all ages. Read what Stephen, a support worker in Sussex thought of the training. 

We can now offer bespoke ICT courses for mental health (developed in partnership with Mind) and riding centres (developed in partnership with the Riding for the Disabled Association). In addition, we will shortly have a swimming version of ICT for individuals who support pool activities.

Request training for your organisation by emailing 

EFDS 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. 


EFDS 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:

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Strategic Lead - Physical Activity

01273 644 154 / 07760 164001

Gemma is the strategic lead for physical activity and health managing stakeholder relations and taking an insight led focus on inactive populations. She acts as the Disability & Safeguarding lead, and heads up the CSP Intelligence Programme.