Hosted at Cardiff’s All Nations Centre, the format encourages inspiration and connection by including:

  • an informal networking lunch
  • an opportunities showcase (similar to a careers fayre), and;
  • a live recording of the Disability Sport Wales Podcast, featuring a panel of disabled young people in sport, alongside non-disabled allies.
  • an application and interview workshop in partnership with USW

It is planned as a relaxed, inclusive event championing Young Leaders and organisations who support them.

This is the second instalment of the event after a successful launch in 2023. Last year’s event was themed around #JustAsk; a culture of it being encouraged to ask candid questions about disability and inclusion. This year’s theme is currently being developed by the DSW National Youth Board and James Ledger— T11 sprinter and host of the Disability Sport Wales Podcast. Stay tuned for more info on this year’s theme!

Live Podcast / Vodcast Panel

The Disability Sport Wales Podcast aims to inspire listeners with some truly inspirational stories with sporting celebrities who have overcome significant obstacles to lead incredible lives.

The Inspiring Connections Day will feature a live recording of the podcast, split into three sessions discussing three topics.

Panel discussions and guest speaker presentations during the event will champion young people’s involvement and engagement in the sector in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

Opportunities Showcase

There will also be a networking session after lunch with an area for stalls/stands where organisations can showcase their opportunities to the young leaders attending. These might include work opportunities, access to support or services from the organisation, apprenticeships, qualifications, voluntary opportunities etc.


Tickets for young people have been sponsored by our generous event partners, so are available for FREE to any disabled person aged 24 or under:

Supported by Welsh Rugby Union, BBC Cymru Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Whisper Cymru and Youth Sport Trust.

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