English Federation of Disability Sport

Sport Park
Loughborough University
3 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough
LE11 3QF

Tel: 01509 227750 Fax: 01509 227777
Web: www.efds.co.uk

English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. They work closely with the following national disability sports organisations recognised by Sport England.
  • British Amputees and Les Autres Sports Association.
  • British Blind Sport.
  • UK Deaf Sport.
  • Wheelpower.
  • Mencap Sport.
  • CP Sport.
Their mission is to be the united voice of disability sport seeking to promote inclusion and achieve equality of sporting opportunities for disabled people.

Their core principles are to:
  • Be a leader in the co-ordination of the development of disability sport in England.
  • Provide mainstream sporting opportunities for disabled people.
  • Unite partners/stakeholders with common goals and strategies.
  • Create an influential and common voice.
  • Enable community and sporting partners to deliver.
  • Promote the wider benefits of sport and physical activity.
  • Promote equal opportunities.
  • Facilitate positive change for all impairments.
  • Provide information and 'signposting'.
  • Lobby key agencies such as government to increase funding to the wider EFDS membership.
  • Lobby key agencies such as government to firmly establish the disability sport and physical activity agenda within their own organisations.
  • Be an umbrella organisation, representing the sporting and physical activity interests of disabled people and organisations.

Last updated on 21/07/2012

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