24th May 2017

Sainsbury's Inclusive PE training shortlisted for global award

Beyond Sport today announced their annual Beyond Sport Global Awards Official Shortlist, showcasing 37 organisations that are successfully using sport to promote and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), in collaboration with Scottish Disability Sport, Disability Sport Northern Ireland, Disability Sport Wales, British Paralympic Association and the Youth Sport Trust, has been shortlisted for its Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE project. The project falls in the Sport for Equality category, where we face global competition from India, Burma and USA and Canada.

Boy in a wheelchair enjoying a PE session

The 37 shortlisted organisations highlight a diverse portfolio of work. From organisations raising awareness of endangered marine habitats through sailing with fishermen in Vietnam; to the use of triathlon in empowering adolescent girls in Long Island; to a ground-breaking digital media training program which uses football to provide underserved youth with the skills, support and a public platform to make their voices heard. This year’s shortlist represents issues such as health, gender, STEM education, equality, climate change, accessibility and inclusion, tech and employability.

The Sainsbury's funded project aims to support teachers, school staff and trainee teachers to provide positive experiences for young disabled people in PE. Thousands have been trained so far and its impact has now been globally recognised.

Colin a trainee teacher at St Mary’s University London, recently told EFDS:

“Really, Sainsbury's Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training should be at the heart of every PE lesson in school. Activities should always be adapted to the abilities of the class.
“The strength of the training is that it gives confidence. Delivering inclusive PE may seem like a daunting prospect but really it's far simpler once you've been shown through the training how the smallest change can create a fully inclusive environment.”

Sainsbury's Inclusive PE creates a lasting legacy for disabled people after London 2012. Sainsbury’s committed investing over £1 million for five years to support this initiative. The four Home Country Disability Sport Organisations alongside Sainsbury’s, with support of ParalympicsGB and the Youth Sport Trust, have joined forces in its delivery.

Beyond Sport Global Awards shortlist logo

Beyond Sport global awards official shortlist 2017

Sport for Health and Well-being  

  • Let Her Choose - Tackle Africa Tanzania
  • Imagine Your Goals - Everton in the Community Global
  • i-tri: Transformation through Triathlon - i-tri Girls USA

Sport for Quality Education and Employment Award          

  • Alive and Kicking Kenya, Ghana, Zambia
  • Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foundation Netherlands
  • Refugee Girls and Innovation - YALLA USA

Sport for Equality Award

  • Rurka Kalan YFC Rurka Kalan India
  • Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE Training (IPE) Programme - English Federation of Disability Sport UK
  • Colourful Girls Volleyball Circles - Girls Determined Burma
  • Hockey is for Everyone - NHL USA and Canada

Sport for Peace and Social Justice Award

  • Football for Peace and Reconciliation - streetfootballworld Colombia
  • Mi Vida es un Diamante - MVD (My Life is a Diamond) - Grupo Internacional de Paz Colombia and Mexico
  • Playing for Peace Stopping the Violence and Bridging the Gang Divide on the Streets of Chicago - New Life Centers of Chicagoland USA
  • Honor Award - Value Sports Israel

Sport for Sustainable Cities & Communities Award

  • Safe Spaces - love.futbol Global
  • Northeast Kids - Hutt City Council New Zealand
  • Etnoglia. Open football - Open City - Fundacja dal Wolnosci Poland
  • Regent Park Athletic Grounds - MLSE Foundation USA

Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in Sport for Good

  • MLSE Foundation - MLSE Launchpad Toronto, Canada
  • Unilever - Connected by the City Brazil
  • Chevron - Inspiring future innovators through STEM and sports USA

Global Impact of the Year Award

  • Skateistan Asia, Africa
  • Women Win - Advancing the Playing Field for Gender Equity Africa, Asia, N America, S America
  • Coaches Across Continents - Global Impact on Six Continents

Best Partnership or Collaboration

  • Aspire to be Deadly, Empower Me - Cairns Hockey Association Australia
  • National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime (NASDC) - 2nd Chance Group Global
  • Pass It Back - ChildFund Australia Asia
  • Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka #bicycleschangelives - Qhubeka Global

Sport for Innovation and Tech Award

  • NBA and Discovery Education Team Up for a Math Slam Dunk! USA
  • FBB TV: Youth Voices - Football Beyond Borders UK
  • Station Soccer - Soccer in the Streets Atlanta, USA

Sport for Climate Action

  • Protect Our Winters Global
  • Sacramento Kings, Golden 1 Center USA
  • Vietnamese Fishermen coach water-sports and climate change survival skill - MANTA Sail Training Centre Vietnam

UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award

  • Pass It Back - ChildFund Australia Laos, Philippines and Vietnam
  • SafeStamp - Caribbean Sport and Development Agency Caribbean
  • Pacific Sports Partnerships Pacific Islands and Australia

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