A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks – who says?
For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn’t possible, including in sport. Leading national charity, Activity Alliance, wants to move the conversations on, open people’s minds and shift out-dated views on disability. Who says? gives positive evidence that replaces these negative ideas.
Launched on 15 July, who says? was created in response to the charity’s recent research, which explored non-disabled people’s attitudes on inclusive activity. The findings show a lack of understanding could be causing long-lasting barriers for disabled people, leading to inactivity. For the least active audience in our country, people’s attitudes can make or break activity experiences.
It’s a year of celebration and change for Saje Impact as we head towards 2020.
After leaving parliament in 2010 Director Andy Reed set up Saje Impact to continue working in and around many of the campaigns he has championed in Westminster. In June 2010 the concept of saje Impact was born.
Today as the company celebrates its 9th birthday Andy said he was proud of the work it had done in that time to support work around social justice, poverty, wellbeing, sport and physical activity.
“As we head into our 10th year the work pattern may change a little as I change the emphasis of my work pattern - but the causes will remain the same and Saje Impact will be there to help, mentor, coach, strategise, challenge and help clients think differently.
“I’d like to thank everybody we have worked with over the last 9 years. “When work is a pleasure life is a joy”
Saje Impact Director Andy Reed today was helping Sport:80 host a network event in Sheffield to help NGBs unlock the power of their data, insight and technology. The event brings together strategic partners, NGBs and Sport England.
Andy said “ I have been really keen to help NGBs work much better with their data and maximise the opportunities to make themselves sustainable. This is a great opportunity to grow a community and share experiences.
A debate about sporting integrity between young people and representatives from UNICEF, UK Anti-Doping and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will take place at Loughborough University next week.
Youngsters from local schools will join, academics, PhD researchers and policymakers from national sporting organisations and international charities at Loughborough University Football Stadium, on Thursday, November 8.
The day will include roundtable discussions centred around three main topics:
- Should athletes be punished for the use of appearance (not performance) enhancement substances?
- Do the means justify the ends in sports coaching? Motivational coaching or bullying to achieve the best performance possible.
- Should athletes be punished for what they post on social media?
SajeImpact Director Andy Reed was at amongst the guests at the Sunday Times #SWOTY tonight as the awards for 2018 were celebrated
”I have supported the Awards for a number of years and they have gone from strength to strength as the profile of Women’s sport has grown. The awards tonight highlighted the breadth of talent and sports where athletes excel. It was great for example to see England Netball lift the team trophy and Diner Asher-Smith crowned as Sports Woman of the year.