Disability Sport


Tanni Grey-Thompson and Tony Blair with some of the children who have benefitted from the scheme

We are passionate about giving everyone the chance to get involved in sport at the level of their choice, which is why the Tony Blair Sports Foundation feels it is so important to educate our sports coaches to be fully inclusive.

Here in the North East we have some fantastic inclusive and disability specific coaches that have coached and changed the lives of thousands of people with disabilities. We are also home to Stephen Miller and Tanni Grey-Thompson, two of the worlds greatest Paralympians, but we still recognise the need for more inclusive coaches to open up the doors of sports clubs across the North East.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Percy Hedley Sports Academy to offer a unique course aimed at teaching the skills and methods needed to include children and adults with disabilities in sports clubs and leisure activities.

This course is aimed at professionals involved in sport or those wanting to become involved in sport at every level and all of our members are given the opportunity to take part in the course whatever their background.

With less than 1 in 10 adults with a disability participating regularly in sport in the North East, now is the time to change the trend. In order to reverse this, we need to ensure that children who have special needs requirements are inspired from an early age and by providing quality inclusive coaches we hope that they get the chance to play sport lifelong.

You can see more information about the course here.