iCAN Disability Sport
iCAN is a sports project brought to you by Suffolk Sport. It is helping you to do more sports in the community/area you live when you are not at school or college (even if you have left school or college).
Who do we work with?
We work across the Suffolk County and we work with many different sports clubs, groups, organisations and sports and leisure centres. We also work with schools and colleges helping you to take part in sports in the community. We want sports to be fun and enjoyable and not something you have to do but would like to do.
Suffolk Sport has been awarded a grant from Sport England to develop inclusive sporting opportunities for young disabled people in Suffolk.
The grant will help increase sports participation in Suffolk amongst young people with disabilities, focusing on the transition period from full time education to life outside of schooling. We will develop a central hub of information where young people with disabilities can discover a wide range of accessible opportunities, working closely with partners to help promote current disability sport across the county.
iCAN will also help support existing disability sport clubs by providing funding advice and guidance, facilitating courses and providing training opportunities for coaches, leaders, staff and volunteers.
The aim is to establish iCAN multi-sport hubs across Suffolk over the next three years. We will help develop pathways from recreational sports to competitions, locally, regionally and possibly nationally.
iCAN will focus on:
The promotion of existing and new sports sessions in the county
Supporting and training existing/new provision and work forces
Developing new sessions and pathways from recreational sports to competition sporting opportunities
Our priority audience is people with Learning Disabilities (LD) however we will not turn away other forms of disabilities to gain access to sporting opportunities in the Suffolk County. We will working closely with a variety of organisations such as Local Authority Sports Development Officers, Discovery Project, Avenues East and in particular the colleges and schools in Suffolk to help make sports for disabled people a sporting habit of a life time.