Including young disabled people in the Sainsbury's School Games
At all levels of the Sainsbury's School Games there will be increased opportunities for young people with disabilities to compete on a local, regional and national level. Our aim is to provide more opportunities by:
- Enabling participation in regular competitive activity at each level of the Sainsbury's School Games
- Developing meaningful competitive opportunities as part of the school sport pathway
- Raising confidence levels
- Changing perceptions and enhancing understanding of disabled people to provide inclusive opportunities to compete alongside non-disabled athletes.
It is important that the competitions you run in your school(s) include a range of team and individual sports and a variety of competition formats.
Competitions may be targeted at a cohort of young people, for example, those with profound and multiple disabilities.
These may include specific formats in disability sports such as table cricket and boccia. All National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) competition formats, found within the Sports section of this website are inclusive in design and provide advice/guidance on how to adapt activities and integrate young disabled people in teams alongside non-disabled youngsters, as well as impairment-specific formats.
To access videos to help you to identify athletes who should be progressing into the School Games pathway in Boccia, Table Tennis, Athletics and Wheelchair Basketball, please click below.
Case Study: Vale Royal Partnership - running an inclusive Sainsbury's School Games Day
National Disability Sports Organisation
Download the National Disability Sports Organisation booklet here.
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Spotlight on the sports
We have created new sports formats for intra and inter-school competition to encourage all young people to participate, including those with disabilities. The formats are split into Level 1 Primary, Level 1 Secondary and Levels 2 & 3.