Sports For All races to top award

Martin Eglington with the Sports for All Award SUS-160712-122229001
Martin Eglington with the Sports for All Award SUS-160712-122229001

A sports programme, designed to open up a range of sports activities available those with learning difficulties has been recognised with an award at the Sussex Sports Awards.

The inclusive sport programme Sports For All programme is delivered by the Active Hastings Team with support from Active Rother. This is a partnership set up by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and Rother District Council to provide people with learning disabilities increased opportunities to take part in physical activity.

Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity Worker Martin Eglington with one of the Sports For All service users SUS-160712-121614001

Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity Worker Martin Eglington with one of the Sports For All service users SUS-160712-121614001

Sports For All was awarded the Community Impact Award at the Sussex Sports Awards last Friday (November 25).

The annual Sussex Sports Awards are organised by Active Sussex, one of 45 County Sports Partnerships across England.

The Community Impact Award recognises exemplary projects in the county that have made a significant positive impact through sport to targeting social, cultural or health inequalities.

Cllr Dawn Poole, HBC’s lead member for leisure says the inclusive Sports For All Programme is part of a wider county initiative hosted by the charity Grace Eyre which encourages people to take part in physical activity.

“The Sports For All programme works hard to provide a wide and varied range of activities including badminton, boccia, kickboxing, gymnastics and Zumba to enable people with learning disabilities to get active,” she said.

“We are delighted that the scheme has won the Community Impact Award. Congratulations must go to all, a very well deserved result.”

www.hastings.gov.uk/sport_play/getactive