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Sussex Inclusive Sport & Physical Activity Conference 2022 – Recording

Hosted by the Sussex Disability Sports Network and supported by Active Sussex and Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP, the event on 22 June 2022 brought together a range of partners and key personnel across Sussex to openly and honestly discuss supporting more disabled people to participate in sport and physical activity.

Recording of the event

We are delighted to share the recordings from the day. This includes the a keynote Q&A with Fabienne Andre, the three insightful sessions with guest speakers/panelists sharing their own experiences, observations and knowledge and closing remarks from our host.

Presentations/resources (PDF versions) for the sessions can be found below.

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Conference Introduction & Keynote

Host Richard Reynolds sets the scene of the conference and interviews Fabienne Andre a local Physiotherapy Assistant and current double European Champion (for the T34 100m and 800m on the athletics track) and 2020/1 Tokyo Paralympian. [We apologise for the poor angle of this footage].

Session 1: This Girl Can - Coach, Play, Learn

Reflecting on insight and exploring lived experience via a panel of women from the sector, we answer the question 'Are we effectively supporting and engaging disabled women and girls in sport and physical activity?', and discuss effective engagement approaches and resources to assist in reaching this group.

Session 2: Inclusive provision in education settings & beyond

This session explores creating partnerships between community sport and education settings (mainstream and SEND), to provide inclusive sport for children and young people. We consider new insight and reflect on two examples - one from a school perspective one from a community physical activity provider.

Session 3: Changing the Narrative

Communication is everyone's business, so this session provided an open and honest learning opportunity to discuss what needs to change to improve representation of and reporting on disabled people in sport/physical activity. Plus considering the language and imagery we use and how you can take a person-centred approach when communicating.

Wrap & closing remarks

Our host Richard Reynolds wraps up the 2022 Sussex Sport & Physical Activity Conference and provides some overall reflections from the day.