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20051001 Promoting Participation in Sport


20051001 Promoting Participation in Sport

Promoting the Participation of People with Disabilities in Physical Activity and Sport in Ireland.

This report highlights issues that need to be addressed if everyone is to attain their potential in and through physical activity/sport. It outlines how participation can be increased and, critically, how to ensure that people with disabilities experience quality physical activity/sport. The report highlights the need for all stakeholders to work across structures and organisations in order to formulate and implement strategies that will ensure quality experiences in sport/physical activity for people with disabilities. Appropriate national structures and programmes have to be developed. In addition to the competitive aspects of sport, the social, personal, fun and health aspects of 3 Promoting the Participation of People with Disabilities in Physical Activity and Sport in Ireland physical activity should be promoted. Physical activity for everyone requires emphasis on all users having equitable access to community facilities. Community facilities must be sufficiently diverse to attract everyone. Efforts are required to promote widespread interest and participation in physical activity. Continued attention must be given to school PE curricula to ensure the development of comprehensive programmes of the highest possible quality for all young people.