The International Mixed Sports (IMAS) would like to hear from you! They would like information on bringing together disabled and non-disabled participants in traditional sports and physical activities. Their survey can be completed by anyone, disabled or non-disabled, current participant or someone who is inactive.
The Mixed Ability model they use encourages social inclusion by mixing “able-bodied” volunteers, coaches or tutors who act as facilitators or helpers to guide players on the pitch. The model differs from the Paralympic structure, as it starts from the assumption that anyone, at some point in life, can experience a form of disability.
Mixed Ability Sport is not about classifying levels of ability and separating disabled players into different tiers. They believe this focuses on what people cannot do, the emphasis in Mixed Ability sport is the inclusion of all players! Facilitation, support and involvement are encouraged by all, on and off the field.
The results from the survey will assist IMAS with future direction and developments, following on from the incredibly successful first Mixed Ability Rugby World Cup hosted in Bradford last year.
To complete the survey, click here.