Address
8 Sandringham Road
West Midlands
B14 4NW

What We Offer

Disability Sport Opportunity’s for adults

archeryGroup in sports hall

Our programme for adults with learning disabilities and the elderly sees us engage with these groups by providing opportunities to participate and compete in regular sports activity. Figures from ‘Active People survey 2014’ state:

  • 17.8% of disabled people take part in sport for 30 minutes once a week compared to 39.2% of non disabled people
  • 72.1% of disabled people take part in no sport or physical activity, compared to 47.8% of non-disabled people

Our coaches are dedicated to inspiring, motivating and assisting the development of participants attending the activities. By using a range of teaching techniques to involve our learners their developmental, emotional and physical needs are met. As a result this sees learners maximise their ability and achieve their personal goals.

Through the Disability sports programme we aim to offer sports opportunities that see participants social interaction, self-esteem and sense of belonging improved as a result of attending sessions on offer. At Inclusive Sports Academy we cater for these requirements and far more.

Through consultation on programmes with service users and residents, feedback has highlighted that they wish to play a wider range of sports, be part of a club and have the opportunity to play competitive team matches.

Case studies have shown we have offered people with disabilities an exciting and positive experience. Many of our learners have had the chance to participate and compete in a range of activities that they otherwise would not have had the prospect of doing.

We strongly believe sport is for everyone regardless of disability, age, religion or background.

Individual & group Squash Coaching

group of children playing squashChildren on Squash court

Squash sessions are delivered to youngsters whereby we help our players gain a sound understanding of the game combining teaching with technical and tactical aspects of the game that they can put into practice during their matches. All of our sessions fit within the England Squash & Racketball framework progressively developing from beginner through to county and national level. Player’s progression is regularly monitored at each session by our coaches who give sound advice of what the next steps are and how they can be achieved. Equipment can be provided. We look to promote regular competition for all players regardless of their ability.

Community Sports Programme

Sports fieldChildren sports in community hall

We aim to benefit youngsters in the community through using sport as vehicle towards helping improve their lives. Opportunities are created through providing targeted coaching activity in a range sports that will result in improved self-esteem, behaviour levels and provide them with a sense of belonging and fulfilment as a result of attending the sessions on the programme. Sessions are varied and vibrant in delivery In addition, our aim is to provide youngsters with positive experiences by inspiring them towards achieving a lifelong involvement in healthy activity. An incentive scheme is put in place across all activities to reward youngsters with hard work, good attendance and creative ideas.

Coach Education

Coaching on squash court

Mo Sarwar- Director of Education & Training

At Inclusive Sports Academy we are in a fortunate position to have the expertise and knowledge of the experienced coach, assessor and trainer Mo Sarwar. Mo is one of the most highly sought after coach educators in the UK having developed and delivered a number of accredited training programmes.

Mo is able to offer a comprehensive range of education and training courses for individuals and organisations to get involved. The training is creative, informal and informative and as a result learners often come away with far more than just a qualification. In a recent interview with EDFS through delivery on a Sainsbury's inclusive community training workshop, Mo comments:

‘It is for people in the community supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities. It gives them tools for including everyone in physical activity.

“Sometimes there might be a lack of awareness as to how to adapt or adjust an activity to make it more accessible. Through the workshop, I help and challenge them to make activities work, as well as devising new activities.”

“A good workshop is one in which the learners are engaged and asking questions, taking part and getting involved. And enjoying themselves!

“My approach is that I’m not there instructing participants – we’re all learning from each other. Many of those who attend are experts in their own right, they just need input from our angle. It often blends together really well.”

Mo is able to offer an extensive range of courses and workshops that include: Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Inclusive Coaching: Disability, Equity in your coaching, How to deliver Engaging sessions plus many more!

Mo can be contacted via email onmo@inclusivesportsacademy.org