In partnership, CIMSPA and Disability Sport Wales will improve the opportunities for disabled people to be part of physical activity and sport sector workforce. We also want to work collaboratively to ensure that the physical activity and sport sector is inclusive through upskilling and enhancing the confidence of the workforce to deliver inclusive opportunities.

This MOU formalises the commitment to collaboratively work on the development of professional standards, standards for deployment, the workforce insights group, and be an endorsed training provider.

Fiona Reid, Chief Executive Officer for Disability Sport Wales, commented:

"We have worked closely with CIMSPA over the years through the UK Disability Sport and Physical Activity Learning group, and it is really exciting to now have a partnership in place as Disability Sport Wales.

The partnership will provide us with greater opportunity to support the sector in building a workforce who can include, but is also inclusive of, disabled people. We know we need to work together to enable this, and this is a strong and productive collaboration, which we know will make a difference."

Colin Huffen, Associate Director for Policy at CIMSPA said:

“CIMSPA’s vision is to shape a recognised, valued and inclusive sport and physical activity sector that everyone can be part of. So being able to formalise our relationship with Disability Sport Wales and collaborate to address inequalities for disabled people working or participating in the sector is really important.


Our insight tells us that in the sport and physical activity workforce, a smaller percentage of people have a disability in comparison to other sectors. Working with DSW to increase the availability and awareness of quality and relevant learning and development opportunities that allow everyone to realise their full potential is another positive step forward in achieving a more diverse and professional sector.”


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